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Public Document No. 54 

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Cfje Commontuealtf) of S©a$$acfiu$etts 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 



FOR THE 



Year ending November 30, 1924 




Publication of this Document approved bt the Commission on Administration and Finance 
800 6-'25 Order 2005. 



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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth 

of Massachusetts. 

Pursuant to the provisions of -law the fifth annual report of the Department 
of Public, Works for the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1924, is submitted. 

The organization of the Department in two divisions is set forth in chapter 16, 
General Laws. 

The personnel during the year ending Nov. 30, 1924, was as follows: — 

Commissioner of Public Works, William F. Williams. 

Division of Highways. 

Associate Commissioner, James W. Synan. 
Associate Commissioner, Frank E. Lyman. 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 

Associate Commissioner, Jesse B. Baxter. 
Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 

Executive Secretary for the Department, Frederick N. Wales. 

Division of Highways. 
Chief Engineer, Arthur W. Dean. 
Project Engineer, Franklin C. Pillsbury. 
Construction Engineer, Raymond W. Coburn. 
Maintenance Engineer, George H. Delano. 
District Engineers: 

District No. 1, Berkshire County, GeOrge A. Curtis. 

District No. 2, x Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties, H. D. Phillips. 

District No. 3, 2 Hampden and Worcester counties, John A. Johnston. 

District No. 4, Middlesex County, F. D. Sabin. 

District No. 5, Essex and Suffolk counties, D. H. Dickinson. 

District No. 6, Norfolk and Bristol counties, H. O. Parker. 

District No. 7, Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties, H. C. 

HOLDEN. 

Recording Secretary for the Division, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary for the Division, Fred Fair. 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 

Senior Assistant Engineer, for Boston Harbor, John N. Ferguson. 

Senior Assistant Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston Harbor, 

Francis L. Sellew. 
Recording Secretary for the Division, Edna F. Townsend. 
Financial Secretary for the Division, Cora I. Allen. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles. 
Registrar, Frank A. Goodwin. 
Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 
Chief Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 
Chief of Inspection Force, Albert S. Olsson. 

A detailed report is presented herewith, covering the activities for the year of the 
Division of Highways, the Division of Waterways and Public Lands, and the 
Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

WILLIAM F. WILLIAMS, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
Dec. 1, 1924. 

1 With the exception of five towns, which are included in District No. 3. 

2 Including Brimfield, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales, those remaining being in District No. 2. 



2 P.D. 54. 

Appropriations. 

Chapter 126, Acts of 1924, making appropriations for the maintenance of depart- 
ments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Common- 
wealth, etc., is, in part, as follows: — 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 
Item 

599. For the salaries of the commissioner and the four associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand 

five hundred dollars . . . . . . $31,500 00 

600. For personal services of clerks and assistants to the commis- 

sioner, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars . 18,000 00 

601 . For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum not exceed- 

ing two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

Division of Highways (the following appropriations for 
the operation and maintenance of this division, except 
as otherwise provided, are made from the receipts from 
motor vehicle fees) : 

602. For the personal services of the chief engineer, engineers and 

office assistants, including certain clerks and stenogra- 
phers, a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand two hun- 
dred dollars 55,200 00 

603. For traveling expenses of the associate commissioners, when 

traveling in the discharge of their official duties, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . . 2,500 00 

604. For services other than personal, including printing the 

annual report and necessary office supplies and equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . 13,000 00 

605. For the care, repair and storage, replacement and purchase 

of road-building machinery and tools, a sum not exceed- 
ing two hundred thousand dollars 200,000 00 

605a. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on state 

highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . 15,000 00 

606. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, 

including the sum of one hundred ten thousand dollars 
to cover the cost of the work authorized by chapter five 
hundred and eighteen of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-two, a sum not exceeding one million one 
hundred ten thousand dollars 1,110,000 00 

607. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 

ways, a sum not exceeding six hundred fifty thousand 

dollars • 650,000 00 

608. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 

care of snow on highways, and payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways with the approval of 
the attorney general, a sum not exceeding three million 
eight hundred thousand dollars 3,800,000 00 

609. For the maintenance and operation of the Newbury port 

bridge and the Brightman street bridge in Fall River 
and Somerset, in accordance with the provisions of 
existing laws, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars • 20,000 00 

,610. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 
to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, 
a sum not exceeding one million seven hundred ninety 
thousand dollars in addition to any other funds which 
the department has available for the purpose . . 1,790,000 00 

612 For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 
highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, 
to be paid from the general fund 15,000 00 



360,000 00 


50,000 00 


1,000 00 


6,500 00 


5,000 00 



P.D. 54. 3 

Item Registration of Motor Vehicles : 

613. For personal services, a sum not exceeding four hundred 

forty-eight thousand dollars, from the receipts from 

motor vehicle fees . $448,000 00 

614. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies, equipment and 
materials, including cartage and storage of the same, 
and for work incidental to the registration and licensing 
of owners of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding fhree 
hundred sixty thousand dollars, from the receipts from 
motor vehicle fees . . 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands: 

615. For personal services of the chief engineer and assistants, a 

sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars 

616. For necessary traveling expenses of the associate commis- 

sioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 

617. For services other than personal, including printing and 

binding the annual report, and for necessary office and 
engineering supplies and equipment, a sum not exceed- 
ing sixty-five hundred dollars 

618. For the care and maintenance of the province lands, a sum 

not exceeding five thousand dollars . . . . 

619. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing damages 

along the coast line or river banks of the commonwealth, 
and for the removal of wrecks and other obstructions 
from tidewaters and great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars 25,000 00 

620. For the improvement, development and protection of rivers 

and harbors, tidewaters and foreshores within the com- 
monwealth, as authorized by section eleven of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws, and of great ponds, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, and any un- 
expended balance of the appropriation remaining at the 
end of the current fiscal year may be expended in the 
succeeding year for the same purposes, provided, how- 
ever, that all expenditures made for the protection of 
shores shall be upon condition that at least fifty per cent 
of the cost is covered by contributions from municipali- 
ties or other organizations and individuals, and that in 
case of dredging channels for harbor improvements at 
least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organizations 
and individuals 50,000 00 

621. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain tri- 

angulation points and sections, as required by order of 
the land court in accordance with section thirty-three 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars 1,000 00 

622. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier 

five, including the salaries or other compensation of 
employees, and for the repair and replacement of equip- 
ment and other property, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
port of Boston receipts 125,000 00 

623. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be paid from the 

port of Boston receipts 8,000 00 

•624. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 
property under the control of the division, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred fourteen thousand five hundred 
dollars, to be paid from the port of Boston receipts . 114,500 00 



P.D. 54. 


$15,000 00 


2,000 00 


500 00 


3,000 00 


2,500 00 



4 
Item 

625. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford state 

pier, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars . 

626. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand dollars, to be paid from the Water- 
ways Fund . 

627. For expenses authorized by chapter four hundred and fifty- 

three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
relative to access to great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars 

628. For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water in the 

streams of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars 

629. For supervision and operation of the commonwealth stores, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars to be 
paid from the port of Boston receipts .... 
Specials : 

630. For the construction of streets, railroads and piers for the 

development of land at South Boston and East Boston, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the port of Boston receipts, the same to be in 
addition to any unexpended balances of appropriations 
heretofore made for this purpose 25,000 00 

631. For expenses of dredging channels and filling marsh lands, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the port of Boston receipts, and to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose . . 25,000 00 

632. For dredging minor channels in Boston harbor, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the port of Boston receipts, and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 25,000 00 

Miscellaneous. 
652. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred twenty thousand five 
hundred dollars, representing the state's portion or one- 
half of the estimated cost of maintenance, to be paid 
from the receipts from motor vehicle fees . . . 220,500 00 

Metropolitan District Commission. 

661. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred seventeen thousand five hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to the amount appro- 
priated by item 652 217,500 00 

662. For the construction of sidewalks in the Blue Hills Parkway, 

a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars, of which sum 
three thousand dollars is to be paid from Metropolitan 
Parks Maintenance Fund, Boulevards, and three thou- 
sand dollars from item six hundred and fifty-two . . 3,000 00 
Chapter 510, Acts of 1924, in addition to the general appropriation act making 

appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for certain 

new activities and projects, is in part, as follows: — 

Claims, 
Payments for certain claims authorized by the following 
appropriations shall be certified by the comptroller 
of the Commonwealth only upon the filing of satisfactory 
releases or other evidence that the payments are ac- 
cepted in full compensation on the part of the common- 
wealth in respect thereto : 



P.D. 54. 5 

Item 

237b. For Gertrude A. Steele, an employee in the office of the 
registrar of motor vehicles, as reimbursement for the 
loss of a coat, the sum of forty-five dollars, from receipts 
in the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund . . . . $45 00 

237c. For Arthur L. Devens of Boston, for damages to his auto- 
mobile in consequence of its being run into by a motor 
truck of the commonwealth, the sum of three hundred 
dollars, from receipts in the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund . 300 00 

237d. For William Donohue of East Boston, for damages to his 
automobile due to an accident caused by a defect in the 
roadway of the state highway in the city of Revere, the 
sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, from receipts in 
the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund 150 00 

237e. For Harold C. Knapp of Boston, for damages sustained as a 
result of a collision with an automobile operated by an 
employee of the department of public works, the sum of 
four hundred and seventy-five dollars, from receipts in 
the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund 475 00 

237f. For Harold F. MacWilliams of Newburyport, for damages 
sustained as a result of a collision with an automobile 
operated by an employee of the department of public 
works, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be 
paid on receipted vouchers and to be paid from receipts 
in the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund 500 00 

237j. For George I. Sidebottom of Easthampton, for damages to 
his automobile in consequence of its being run into by a 
motor truck operated by an employee of the department 
of public works, the sum of thirty dollars and five cents, 
from receipts in the Motor Vehicle Fees Fund ... 30 05 

237p. For Susan F. McLaughlin, as authorized by chapter forty- 
one of the resolves of the present year, the sum of three 
thousand dollars 3,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 
Division of Highways : 
608a. For Emma C. Shea of Hinsdale, for medical services and 
injury to clothing resulting from a fall, July twenty-first, 
nineteen hundred and twenty-three, on a highway where 
oil had been sprayed by employees of the department of 
public works, the sum of one hundred dollars; and to 
Howard Stanton of Chesterfield, for the cost of repair- 
ing damages to his barn caused by blasting done by 
employees of said department in August, nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-two, the sum of sixty dollars and 
forty-eight cents, severally to be paid from receipts 
from motor vehicle fees upon the filing of satisfactory 
releases or other evidence that payments are accepted 
in full compensation on the part of the commonwealth 

in respect thereto 160 48 

Registration of Motor Vehicles : 

613. For personal services, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 

dollars, from receipts from motor vehicle fees, and to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose 10,000 00 

614. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies, equipment and 
materials, including cartage and storage of the same, and 
for work incidental to the registration, and licensing of 
owners, of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding eighteen 
thousand dollars, from receipts from motor vehicle fees, 
and to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose 18,000 00 



£. P.D. 54. 

Item 

614a. For expenses for ways and means other than those now used 
for registering and distributing licenses for motor 
vehicles, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, from 
receipts from motor vehicle fees .... $10 000 00 

Other highway improvements : 

614b. For the construction of a state highway in the town of Hing- 
ham, as authorized by chapter four hundred and 
eighteen of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dol- 
lars, to be paid from the general fund .... 100,000 00 

614c. For expenses of maintaining warning signs, as authorized by 
chapter four hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars, from receipts from motor vehicle fees . 3,000 00 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands: 

620a. For repairing damages to the bank of the Connecticut river 
in the town of Hadley, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 
sand dollars; provided, that before the work begins the 
town of Hadley shall pay into the treasury of the com- 
monwealth the sum of forty-five hundred dollars, which 
shall be used for this purpose as a part of the fifteen 
thousand dollars hereby authorized, the balance of 
which shall be taken from item six hundred and twenty 
of the general appropriation act. 

624. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 
property under the control of the division, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars, to be paid 
from the port of Boston receipts and to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 28,000 00 

632a. For completing a certain channel in the Herring river, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-seven hundred dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose . . 2,700 00 

632b. For improvement of the aircraft landing field at East Bos- 
ton, as authorized by chapter three hundred and sixty- 
eight of the acts of the present year, a sum not exceed- 
ing nine thousand dollars 9,000 00 

Miscellaneous. 

652. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, representing the 
■ state's portion or one-half of the estimated cost of main- 
tenance, to be paid from the receipts from motor 
vehicle fees and to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose 15,000 00 

652a. For construction of a boulevard, as authorized by chapter 
three hundred and seventy of the acts of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the receipts from motor vehicle fees ' . . 5,000 00 

652b. For the laying out of a parkway in Stoneham and Wakefield, 
as authorized by chapter four hundred and nine of the 
acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five hundred dollars, to be paid from the receipts from 
motor vehicle fees ........ 2,500 00 

652c. For the construction of a sidewalk on Charles River road in 
the town of Watertown, as authorized by chapter four 
hundred and nineteen of the acts of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding twelve hundred and fifty dollars, to 
be paid from the receipts from motor vehicle fees . . 1,250 00 



P.D. 54. 



DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS. 

Expenditures. 

Summary of expenditures by the Division of Highways during the fiscal year 
ending Nov. 30, 1924: — 

For construction of State highways, under Chapter 81, General 

Laws 

For maintenance of State highwaj^s, under Section 13, Chapter 81 

General Laws 

For construction of town and county ways, under Section 34 

Chapter 90, General Laws as amended .... 
For highways in the five western counties, under Chapter 221 

General Acts of 1915 and Chapter 572, Acts of 1920 . 
For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public ways 

under Section 26, Chapter 81, General Laws as amended . 
For the construction of a State highway in Hingham, under Chap- 
ter 213, General Acts of 1916, Chapter 138, Acts of 1921 and 

Chapter 418, Acts of 1923 

For the construction of a highway in the city of Revere, under 

Chapter 501, Acts of 1922 as amended . . . 
For the maintenance and operation of the bridge over Merrimack 

River between Newburvport and Salisbury, under Chapter 

716, Acts of 1912, and Chapter 126, Acts of 1924 . 
For the maintenance and operation of the bridge over Taunton 

Great River at Brightman Street, in Fall River, under Chapter 

717, Acts of 1912, and Chapter 126, Acts of 1924 . 
For the care, repair and storage, replacement and purchase of road 

building machinery and tools, under Chapter 126, Acts of 
1924 

For general expenses, under Chapter 126, Acts of 1924 . 

For warning signs on State highways, under Chapter 510, Acts of 
1924 . • .- .• 

For administering the law relative to advertising signs near high 
ways, under Chapter 126, Acts of 1924 .... 

For the suppression of gypsy and brown-tail moths on State high- 
ways, under Chapter 126, Acts of 1924 .... 

For amount received from the American Indemnity Co., for the 
final settlement of claims against Alexander Palladino of 
Newton, covering work under Contract No. 2087, dated Oct. 
28, 1921, for construction of town road in Ashfield 



$2,608,659 44 

4,798,405 16 

1,316,571 87 

414,028 88 

673,009 90 

90,141 81 
103,441 44 

7,498 25 

18,266 17 

200,003 17 
62,397 76 

2,587 60 

8,518 36 

12,029 40 

10,698 58 



Total ' . $10,326,257 79 

Co-operative Work — Supervision of Expenditures. 
The Division has supervised the expenditures during the year by cities, towns 
and counties, under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by section 1 of chapter 
120, Acts of 1921, and as amended in section 26 by chapter 281, Acts of 1922, and 
under section 34 of chapter 90, General Laws, as revised by section 1 of chapter 
112, Acts of 1921, of approximately $2,291,159.86 for co-operative work, in repair- 
ing, maintaining and improving certain public ways, and for other road work for 
which the towns and cities made contributions. All such work was carried out 
in conformity with contracts, specifications and plans approved by the Division. 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings. 

In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Division throughout the year, 

numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including the annual meeting 

and hearing in the several counties in the Commonwealth, for the open discussion 

of questions relating to the public ways, as required by section 1, chapter 81, 



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209 


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153 


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8 P.D. 54. 

General Laws; hearings on petitions for the relocation of street railway tracks in 
Orange, Chelsea, North Andover, Westwood and Russell; appeals from the action 
taken by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the suspension or revocation of certain 
licenses to operate motor vehicles; and on the matter of outdoor advertising. 
Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year, as follows : — 

Petitions. Contracts. 

State highways 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 
Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended 
Work under special acts 

Totals 277 417 

GENERAL STATEMENT AS TO SURVEYS, PLANS, ESTIMATES AND 
OTHER WORK DURING THE YEAR. 

State Highways. — During the year ending Nov. 30, 1924, the Division com- 
pleted work on about 34.733 miles of State highway, portions of which were laid 
out in 1923. Construction was commenced, but not completed, on over 7.5 miles 
of road in 10 cities and towns. Layouts were made of 33.975 miles of State highway 
in 25 cities and towns. Under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by chapter 
427, Acts of 1921, 1.447 miles of State highway were discontinued. The total 
length of State highways at the end of the year was 1,521.687 miles. 

Surveys, Estimates and Designs. — During the year preliminary surveys, plans 
and estimates were made on contemplated State highways in 50 towns covering 
a distance of 64.8 miles. Surveys, plans and estimates were made for resurfacing 
or reconstruction in 72 towns covering a distance of 79.07 miles. Lines and grades 
for construction on State highways were made in 34 towns covering a distance of 
47.31 miles, and for resurfacing and reconstruction in 38 towns for a distance of 
60 miles. Final surveys were made on completed State highways in 19 towns for 
a distance of 39.74 miles, for resurfacing or reconstruction in 31 towns for a distance 
of 51.02 miles, and on roads other than State highways in 45 towns for a distance 
of 33.31 miles. Under section 23, chapter 81, General Laws, and section 34, 
chapter 90, General Laws as revised, and for roads to be constructed by the towns, 
surveys, plans and estimates have been made in 120 towns for a distance of 83.44 
miles. 

Lines and grades for construction have been made in 83 towns for a distance of 
69.46 miles. 

Under chapter 221, General Acts of 1915 as amended, and for work under other 
special acts, plans and estimates have been made in 1 town for a distance of 0.5 
miles; and lines and grades for construction in 2 towns for a distance of 5.5 miles. 

Plans to accompany decrees for street railway locations on State highways have 
been made in 4 towns. 

Roads constructed in 1924. — Construction has been completed on 34.733 miles 
of State highway; 101.394 miles of highways under the provisions of section 34, 
chapter 90, General Laws as revised; and 12.565 miles of highways under the pro- 
visions of special acts; making a total of 148.692 miles completed during the year. 

Of the above roads completed this year, 0.407 miles were of water-bound macad- 
am; 35.382 miles were of gravel; 19.673 miles were of bituminous concrete; 
71.851 miles were of bituminous macadam; 1.401 miles were of water-bound 
macadam with a bituminous surface treatment; 9.623 miles were of reinforced 
concrete; 10.355 miles were of gravel with a bituminous treatment. 

Resurfacing and Widening. — During the year 14.82 miles of State highway 
were widened but not resurfaced; 59.83 miles were resurfaced and widened; and 
9.59 miles resurfaced but not widened. These figures are for completed work. 
There is uncompleted work in various stages on a number of miles of road where 
the work will be completed next year. 

Permits. — There were 1,993 permits issued during the year for opening or 
occupying State highways for various purposes. 



P.D. 54. 9 

Tree Planting and Roadside Development. — The Division maintains at Palmer 
a plant with nursery and other equipment for the propagation, transplanting, 
repair and removal of trees along the State highways. 

During the last twenty years 49,660 trees have been planted on, the borders of 
State highways, of which 2,795 were planted this year, the Division continuing 
its policy of planting quick-growing trees and hedges to replace guard rails. The 
remedial work has included trimming or removing trees which have become ob- 
structions, either to other structures or to satisfactory visibility of the roadway 
at certain locations. A number of vantage points have been developed by clear- 
ings to afford attractive views. 

Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities. — The Division furnished, without 
charge, engineering advice to 16 cities and towns in accordance with the provisions 
of section 1, chapter 81, General Laws. 

Approval of Specifications. — The Division approved during the year, under 
the provisions of section 7, chapter 44, General Laws as amended, specifications 
for the construction of 33 roads in 30 towns. 

STATE HIGHWAYS. 

General Laws, chapter 81, section 4, provides that — 

"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public necessity 
and convenience require that the commonwealth lay out and take charge of a 
new or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in their county, city or town, 
they may apply, by a written petition, to the division, requesting that said way 
be laid out and taken charge of by the commonwealth." 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the year, as 

follows : — 

Mayor and Aldermen of Revere. — Road extending from the dividing line 
between the cities of Maiden and Revere, at the junction of Beach Street, 
Wesley Street and Washington Avenue, to a point on Broadway about 1800 
feet distant northeasterly from the junction of Maiden and Revere streets 
with Broadway. Received Dec. 8, 1923. 

Selectmen of Bourne. — ■ Road extending from a point opposite the telephone 
office at Buzzards Bay to the Back River Bridge. Received Dec. 27, 1923. 

Selectmen of Andover. — Road locally known as Elm Street extending from 
Washington Avenue to the dividing line between the towns of Andover and 
North Andover. Received Jan. 7, 1924. 

Selectmen of Westford. — Road extending from the Chelmsford line along the 
Groton Road, North Street, Main Street, Union Street and Central Street 
to the Groton line. Received Jan. 30, 1924. 

Selectmen of Westford. — Road locally known as the Littleton Road extending 
from the Boston Road to the Littleton Line. Received Jan. 30, 1924. 

Selectmen of Charlton. — Road extending from the State highway near the 
upper mill, so called, of the Charlton Woolen Company in the village of 
Charlton City to the State highway in Charlton City leading from Worcester 
to Southbridge. Received May 7, 1924. _ 

Selectmen of Southampton. — ■ Road extending from the N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. 
crossing at Lyon Mill to the Westfield line. Received June 3, 1924. 

Selectmen of Russell. — Road extending from the village of Woronoco to the 
village of Crescent Mills. Received June 10, 1924. 

County Commissioners of Middlesex County. — Road locally known as 
Boston Road and as the North Road, extending from the village of North 
Chelmsford through the towns of Chelmsford, Billerica and Bedford to Bed- 
ford Centre. Received May 21, 1924. 

Selectmen of North Andover. — Road locally known as the Salem Turnpike, 
extending from Wilson's Corner to the Lawrence line. Received June 23, 
1924. 

County Commissioners of Bristol County. — Road locally known as County- 
Street, extending from the dividing line between the towns of Dighton and 
Somerset to Ferry Street in Somerset. Received June 18, 1924. 



10 P.D. 54. 

County Commissioners of Bristol County. — Road locally known as Somerset 
Avenue, extending from a point near the Segreganset River Bridge in the 
town of Dighton to the Somerset line. Received June 18, 1924. 

Selectmen of Chatham. — Road locally known as Depot Street, extending from 
the 1907 section of State highway near Nickerson's Garage, to Main Street 
near the First Congregational Church. Received June 18, 1924. 

Selectmen of Williamstown. — Road locally known as the Hemlock Brook 
or Cold Spring Road, extending from Main Street to the dividing line between 
the town of Williamstown and the town of Petersburg, N. Y. Received 
July 1, 1924. 

Selectmen of Wareham. — Road extending from a point on the Tremont Road, 
north-westerly of Wareham Centre, to the 1917 section of State highway in 
the village of East Wareham. Received July 14, 1924. 

Selectmen of Palmer. — Road locally known as South Main Street, extending 
from the Monson line to Palmer Village; also a road extending from South 
Main Street at Tenneyville to the 1899 section of State highway in Palmer. 
Received July 11, 1924. 

Selectmen of Agawam. — Road locally known as Main and Bridge Streets, 
extending from the junction of Main Street and the River Road to the West 
Springfield line. Received Aug. 11, 1924. 

Selectmen of Auburn. — Road extending from the Worcester line along Pine- 
hurst Avenue, Oxford Street, Auburn Street and Central Street to South 
Street. Received Sept. 2, 1924. 

Selectmen of Orleans. — Road extending from the State highway near the 
South Orleans Post Office to the Brewster line. Received Oct. 7, 1924. 

Selectmen of Wrentham. — Road locally known as West and Cumberland 
Streets, extending from South Street at Wampum Corner to the Rhode Island 
line. Received Oct. 9, 1924. 

Selectmen of Brewster. — Road extending from the Orleans line to the Har- 
wich line in the south-easterly corner of the town of Brewster. Received 
Oct. 15, 1924. 

Selectmen of Williamsburg. — Road extending from the Northampton line to 
a point in the village of Williamsburg near the junction of the Goshen and 
Chesterfield Roads. Received Oct. 29, 1924. 

County Commissioners of Berkshire County. — Road locally known as Cold 
Spring and Farmington River Road, extending from the Jacob's Ladder Road 
in West Becket to the Otis line, thence through Otis to the Sandisfield line, 
thence in the town of Sandisfield to the Tolland line. Received Nov. 18, 
1924. 

Selectmen of Harwich. — Road extending from the Brewster line in East Har- 
wich through Harwich Centre to the State highway at Sissons Corner. Re- 
ceived Nov. 18, 1924. 

Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways. 

(Chapter 81, General Laws.) 

The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construction 
and reconstruction of State highways in various municipalities : — 

Norwood-Walpole. 

Dec. 26, 1923, contract made with the Alco Contracting Company, Inc., of 
Boston, for reconstructing about 5,470 feet of State highway on Walpole Street 
in Norwood and about 10,300 feet of State highway on Main Street in Walpole 
(also known as the Providence Turnpike), the surface consisting of reinforced 
cement concrete with bituminous macadam shoulders. The proposal amounted 
to $203,130.90. Work completed Sept. 30, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, 
$253,170.88. 

Plymouth. 

Dec. 26, 1923, contract made with the R. H. Newell Company, of Uxbridge, 
for the reconstruction of about 8,868 feet of State highway on the Plymouth- 



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Sandwich Road, the surface consisting, of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $47,595.60. Work completed July 29, 1924. Expenditure during 
1924, $45,824.98. 

Lenox. 
Dec. 26, 1923, contract made with C. W. Blakeslee & Sons, of New Haven, 
Conn., for the reconstructing of about 12,712 feet of State highway on the Pitts- 
field Road, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $154,017.45. Work completed Oct. 7, 1924. Expenditure during 
1924, $161,633.28. 

Nantucket. 

Dec. 26, 1923, contract made with Michael F. Roach, of East Bridgewater, for 
resurfacing and widening about 34,237 feet of State highway, the surface consisting 
of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $100,115.00. Work com- 
pleted Nov. 25, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $86,271.63. 

Sudbury. 

April 15, 1924, contract made with Charles A. Bassett, of Winthrop, for widen- 
ing about 1,000 feet of State highway at Green Hill, the surface consisting of bitu- 
minous macadam. The proposal amounted to $4,439.75. Work completed June 
10, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $5,534.69. 

Abington. 

April 15, 1924, contract made with the West Roxbury Trap Rock Company, 
of Boston, for the reconstruction of 5,000 feet of State highway on Bedford Street, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $34,- 
134.25. Work completed Aug. 12, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $36,188.74. 

Barnstable. 
April 22, 1924, contract made with Luke S. White, Inc., of Kingston, for build- 
ing a reinforced concrete beam bridge over Bumps River and about 350 feet of 
State highway on the Osterville-Barnstable Road, the surface consisting of bitu- 
minous concrete. The proposal amounted to $34,186.35. Work completed Nov. 
25, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $32,893.50. 

C helms f or d-Tyngsborough. 
May 6, 1924, contract made with the R. H. Newell Company, of Uxbridge, for 
the reconstruction of 6,354 feet of State highway on the Nashua Road in Chelms- 
ford, and 21,111 feet of State highway on the same road in Tyngsborough, the sur- 
face consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $184,647.15. 
Work completed Oct. 14, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $187,997.80. 

Chester. 
May 6, 1924, contract made with Lawrence J. Kelleher, of Montague, for resur- 
facing and widening about 1,400 feet of State highway on the Pittsfield Road, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $17,731.20. 
Work completed Aug. 12, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $20,736.83. 

Haverhill. 
May 6, 1924, contract made with Luigi C. Carchia, of Boston, for the construc- 
tion of 1,939 feet of State highway on Kenoza Avenue, the surface on 1,439 feet 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete, and on the remaining 500 feet of bitu- 
minous macadam. The proposal amounted to $21,912.25. Work completed 
Sept. 10, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $15,732.84. 

Lowell-C helms ford. 

May 6, 1924, contract made with Thomas G. Jewett, Jr., Inc., of New Bedford, 

for the reconstruction of about 7,029 feet of State highway on Princeton Street m 

Lowell, and about 7,400 feet" of State highway on the same road in Chelmsford. 

the surface in Lowell consisting of block pavement, and the surface in Chelmsford 



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consisting of reinforced concrete. Alternate proposals were received amounting 
to 8186,244.30 and $205,792.80. Work completed Sept, 30, 1924. Expenditure 
during 1924, $190,114.18. 

Way land. 

May 13, 1924, contract made with the Crandall Engineering Company, of 
Boston, for the construction of a reinforced concrete beam bridge over the Sudbury 
River and 1,000 feet of State highway on the Boston- Worcester Road, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $59,392.20. Work 
completed Dec. 2, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $50,133.41. 

Hingham. 

May 27, 1924, contract made with A. W. Loud, of Quincj^, for resurfacing and 
widening about 186 feet of the State highway on Whiting Street, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $1,958.25. Work 
completed Aug. 5, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $2,667.03. 

Southampton. 

May 27, 1924, contract made with Daniel O'ConnelTs Sons, of Holyoke, for the 
construction of about 12,997 feet of State highway on College Road, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $132,510.76. 
Work completed Nov. 18, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $114,183.14. 

Lakeville. 
June 3, 1924, contract made with Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for the recon- 
struction of about 25,288 feet of State highway on the County Road, the surface 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to S312,361.60. 
Work completed Nov. 25, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $298,790.49. 

Sa lisbury-Newb u ryp ort . 

June 3, 1924, contract made with James E. Watkins, of Amesbury, for the recon- 
struction of about 8,230 feet of State highway on the Newburyport-Portsmouth 
Road in Salisbury, and about 497 feet of State highway on the same road in New- 
burvport, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $57,674.25. Work completed Oct. 28, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, 
$61,140.55. 

Barnstable. 

June 3, 1924, contract made with Herbert L. Thomas, of Barnstable, for the 
construction of about 1,383 feet of State highway on the South County Road, the 
surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $14,768.75. 
Work completed Aug. 26, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $16,000.00. 

Essex-Ipswich. 
June 3, 1924, contract made with Cenedella & Company, of Milford, for the 
construction of 15,306 feet of State highway on Main Street and Ipswich Road in 
Essex, and 10,571 feet of State highway on Essex Road in Ipswich, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $184,396.20. 
Work completed Nov. 25, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $173,679.14. 

Wareham. 
June 10, 1924, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for the construction of about 16,601 feet of State highway on the 
Tremont Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $160,299.50. Work about 85 per cent completed. Expenditure 
during 1924, $135,518.92. 

Reading-North Reading- Andover : 
June 18, 1924, contract made with the R. H. Newell Company, of Uxbridge, 
for widening and patching about 14,100 feet of State highway in Reading, about 
13,400 feet of State highway in North Reading, and about 15,750 feet of State 



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highway in Andover on Main Street, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $52,933.65. Work completed Sept. 30, 1924. Ex- 
penditure during 1924, $56,886.46. 

Orange. 
July 1, 1924, contract made with Gould & Spencer, of Acton, for the recon- 
struction of about 1,250 feet of State highway on the Athol Road, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $8,547.00. Work 
completed Sept. 10, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $8,637.02. 

Pembroke. 
July 1, 1924, contract made with Angelo Susi & -Company, of Boston, for the 
reconstruction of about 11,200 feet of State highway on Washington Street, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $72,139.75. 
Work completed Nov. 5, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $74,744.81. 

Brook field-East Brookfield. 
July 8, 1924, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Company, Inc., of Framing- 
ham, for the reconstruction of 3,172 feet of State highway in Brookfield, and 1,728 
feet of State highway in East Brookfield, on the Worcester Road, the surface 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $57,025.95. 
Work completed Nov. 18, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $59,465.92. 

Truro-Provincetown . 

July 8, 1924, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of Meriden, 
Conn., for the resurfacing of 28,797 feet of State highway in Truro and 5,820 feet 
of State highway in Provincetown, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $165,434.25. Work practically completed. Expendi- 
ture during 1924, $125,020.44. 

Dighton-Somerset. 

July 15, 1924, contract made with the Canedy Construction Company, Inc., of 
New Bedford, for the construction of about 15,735 feet of State highway in Dighton, 
and about 2,560 feet of State highway in Somerset, on Somerset Avenue, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam on 2,150 feet, and of reinforced cement 
concrete on 16,145 feet. The proposal amounted to $236,741.73. Work about 
55 per cent completed. Expenditure during 1924, $127,081.34. 

Hinsdale. 
July 22, 1924, contract made with the Hoyt Construction Company, of Holyoke, 
for the construction of two reinforced concrete beam bridges over the Housatonic 
River and about 577 feet of State highway, the surface consisting of gravel. The 
proposal amounted to $17,981.00. Work completed Nov. 25, 1924. Expenditure 
during 1924, $15,055.68. 

Auburn. 

July 29, 1924, contract made with Charles A. Haggerty, of Webster, for the 
reconstruction of 7,550 feet of State highway on the Worcester-Southbridge Road, 
the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$91,595.25. Work about 90 per cent completed. Expenditure during 1924, 

$83,566.78. 

Wilbraham. 

Aug. 5, 1924, contract made with Willard C. Tannatt, Jr., of Easthampton, for 
the reconstruction of 2,800 feet of State highway on the Springfield Road, the 
surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$25,313.35. Work completed Oct. 21, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $28,601.52. 

Seekonk. 
Aug. 12, 1924, contract made with Joseph McCormick, of East Providence, R. I., 
for constructing 8,437 feet and reconstructing 2,154 feet of State highway on Fall 
River Avenue, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $119,436.40. Work about 90 per cent completed. Expenditure 
during 1924, $107,543.16. 



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Methuen. 

Aug. 12, 1924, contract made with Thomas G. Jewett, Jr., Inc., of New Bedford, 
for the construction of 10,037 feet of State highway on North Lowell Street, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $78,696.95. 
Work completed Nov. 25, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $72,231.40. 

Barre. 

Aug. 19, 1924, contract made with Amos D. Bridge's Sons, Inc., of Hazardville, 
Conn., for the construction and reconstruction of about 6,600 feet of State highway 
on the Petersham Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $58,467.00. Work completed Nov. 18, 1924. Expenditure 
during 1924, $52,380.36. 

Westwood. 

Aug. 26, 1924, contract made with Paul J. Keating, of Fitchburg, for the recon- 
struction of 5,534 feet of State highway on Washington Street, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $55,708.20. Work 
completed Nov. 29, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $57,952.46. 

North Andover-Lawrence. 

Aug. 26, 1924, contract made with Luigi C. Carchia, of Boston, for the con- 
struction of 3,250 feet of State highway on Andover Street in North Andover, 
3,116 feet of State highway on the Salem Turnpike in North Andover, and 1,171 
feet of State highway on Winthrop Avenue in Lawrence, the surface consisting 
of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $124,318.65. Work 
half completed. Expenditure during 1924, $68,532.89. 

Marlborough. 

Sept. 2, 1924, contract made with John A. Gaffey & Son, of Medford, for the 
construction of 1,550 feet of State highway on East Main Street, the surface con- 
sisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $22,666.70. 
Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1924, $24,186.79. 

Freetown. 

Sept. 2, 1924, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Co., Inc., of Framingham, 
for the resurfacing and widening of about 16,860 feet of State highway on the 
County Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $79,863.50. Work completed Nov. 25, 1924. Expenditure during 
1924, $65,419.36. 

Holyoke-Easthampton. 

Sept. 2, 1924, contract made with Daniel O'Connell's Sons, of Holyoke, for the 
reconstruction of about 22,444 feet of State highway in Holyoke, and about 250 
feet of State highway in Easthampton, on Northampton Street and the Smith's 
Ferry Road, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal 
amour ted to $302,498.10. Work about 25 per cent completed. Expenditure 
during 1924, $83,621.94. 

Chatham. 

Sept. 2, 1924, contract made with Sidney W. Lawrence, of Falmouth, for the 
construction of about 1,200 feet of State highway on Depot and Main Streets, the 
surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $9,568.65. 
Work completed Nov. 25, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $7,850.42. 

Agawam. 

Sept. 2, 1924, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Conn., for the construction of about 9,429 feet of State highway on Main 
Street, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $60,417.00. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1924, $66,838.83. 



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Newburyport. 

Sept. 10, 1924, contract made with the William L. Miller Company, of Boston, 
for repairing the east fender pier of the bridge over the Merrimac River on the 
State highway leading to Salisbury. The proposal amounted to $1,931.50. Work 
completed Sept. 30, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $495.00; paid by Doane 
Tow Boat Co., $1,775.71. 

Lee. 

Sept. 16, 1924, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for the reconstruction of about 1,500 feet of the State highway 
on Jacob's Ladder, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $38,578.55. Work practically completed. Expenditure 
during 1924, $33,777.45. 

Sheffield. 

Sept. 16, 1924, contract made with Luke S. White, Inc., of Kingston, for the 
construction of steel truss bridge over the Housatonic River and about 900 feet 
of State highway, the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete 
and on the approaches of gravel. The proposal amounted to $52,888.00. Work 
about 20 per cent completed. Expenditure during 1924, $10,124.38. 

Russell. 
Sept. 16, 1924, contract made with the Adams & Ruxton Construction Com- 
pany, of Springfield, for the construction of about 2,943 feet of State highway 
through Russell Village on a new location, including a reinforced concrete beam 
bridge over Black Brook the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $44,983.90. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure 
during 1924, $13,568.53. 

Brimfield. 

Sept. 23, 1924, contract made with D'Onfro Brothers, Inc., of Leominster, for 
the construction of a reinforced concrete beam bridge over Elbow Brook and 
about 800 feet of State highway, the surface consisting of gravel. The proposal 
amounted to $13,907.00. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1924, 
$11,947.09. 

Palmer-Monson. 

Sept. 23, 1924, contract made with Carl B. Lindholm, of Pittsfield, for the 
construction of a reinforced concrete beam bridge over the Quaboag River at the 
Palmer-Monson line, of about 363 feet of State highway in Monson and about 
4,750 feet of State highway in Palmer, the surface over the bridge consisting of 
bituminous concrete and on the road of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $78,118.85. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure during 
1924, $25,257.92. 

Chester. 

Oct. 7, 1924, contract made with David W. Dwyer, of Dalton, for the construc- 
tion of a reinforced concrete beam bridge over Walker Brook and about 513 feet 
of State highway, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $20,296.85. Work about one-fourth completed. "Expenditure during 
1924, $5,618.09. 

Methuen. 

Oct. 14, 1924, contract made with James E. Watkins, of Amesbury, for the 
widening of about 2,000 feet of State highway on Lowell Street, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $20,984.70. Work 
about 30 per cent completed. Expenditure during 1924, $6,062.06. 

Bridgewater. 
Oct. 14, 1924, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for the recon- 
struction of about 1,155 feet of State highway on Summer Street, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $12,922.25. Work 
about 40 per cent completed. Expenditure during 1924, $5,510.87. 



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Williamstown. 

Oct. 14, 1924, contract made with D. S. McGrath, Inc., of Adams, for the con- 
struction of about 9,843 feet of State highway on the Cold Spring Road, including 
three reinforced concrete beam bridges, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $108,840.80. Work about one-tenth com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1924, $10,503.23. 

Sheffield. 
Oct. 21, 1924, contract made with Willard C. Tannatt Jr., of Easthampton, for 
the construction of a reinforced concrete beam bridge over Konkapot Brook and 
about 900 feet of State highway on the Ashley Falls Road, the surface over the 
bridge consisting of bituminous concrete, and the surface on the approaches con- 
sisting of gravel. The proposal amounted to $23,545.00. Work about one-twelfth 
completed. Expenditure during 1924, $2,780.07. 

Wilbraham. 
Oct. 28, 1924, contract made with the Ernest F. Carlson Company, of Spring- 
field, for the reconstruction of about 1,100 feet of State highway on the Worcester- 
Springfield Road, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $25,520.82. Work completed about one-third. Expendi- 
ture during 1924, $7,952.20. 

Lunenburg. 

Oct. 28, 1924, contract made with Charles E. Home, of Millbury, for the re- 
construction of about 900 feet of State highway on Massachusetts Avenue, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $4,171.35. 
Work completed Nov. 25, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $4,284.04. ' 

Berkley. 

Nov. 11, 1924, contract made with Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for the re- 
construction of about 4,564 feet of State highway on County Road, the surface 
consisting of reinforced concrete. This work was done under an extension of the 
Lakeville contract dated June 3, 1924. Work completed Nov. 25, 1924. Ex- 
penditure during 1924, $45,299.06. 

The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various counties 
during the year were: 

Barnstable, $137,796.77 Hampshire, $181,071.22 

Berkshire, $311,447.40 Middlesex, $102,007.57 

Bristol, $419,666.70 Nantucket, $4,006.44 

Dukes, $37,860.19 Norfolk, $121,160.94 

Essex, $377,199.17 Plymouth, $369,667.07 

Franklin, $40,403.77 Worcester, $169,679.60 

Hampden, $336,692.60 Total, $2,608,659.44 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $59,120.16; Bourne, $69,184.19; Chatham, 
©a 492 42 

Berkshire County. — Dalton, $12,038.57; Hinsdale, $18,204.76; Lanesborough, 
$31979 09- North Adams, $8,565.89; Sheffield, $225,275.89; Williamstown, 
$12700.11; Windsor, $2,683.09. 

Bristol County. — Dighton, $139,421.23; Easton, $36,074.63; Freetown, 
$16,303.85; Rehoboth, $19,072.47; Seekonk, $130,037.11; Somerset, $14,240.70; 

^IHkes County.'— Edgartown, $22,431.25; West Tisbury, $15,428.94. 

Essex County. — Essex, $102,999.28; Haverhill, $19,023.55; Ipswich, $84,969.51; 
Lawrence, $14,713.39; Methuen, $87,339.46; North Andover, $68,153.98. 

Franklin County. — Bernardston, $40,403.77. 

Hamvden County. — Agawam, $80,818.97; Brimfield, $198,491.83; Chester, 
$6 793 18- Monson, $8,372.24; Palmer, $22,168.67; Russell, $16,406.55; South- 
wick, $117.71; Westfield, $3,523.45. 



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Hampshire County. — Amherst, $289.15; Cummington, $13,445.09; Goshen 
$22.37; Southampton, $151,159.32; Williamsburg, $16,155.29. 

Middlesex County. — Concord, $4,452.37; Dracut, $5,644.14; Marlborough 
$29,245.75; Wayland, $60,619.41; Wilmington, $2,045.90. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $4,006.44. 

Norfolk County. — Braintree, $19,603.74; Milton, $101,557.20. 

Plymouth County. — Bridge water, $20,409.05; Lakeville, $21,874.47; Middle- 
borough, $36,244.25; Rochester, $30,006.01; Scituate, $37,884.11; Wareham, 
$223,249.18. 

Worcester County. — Barre, $36,468.69; Mendon, $483.67; Petersham, $319.22; 
Rutland, $42,154.70; Sterling, $9,455.80; West Boylston, $14,183.70; West 
Brookfield, $66,613.82. 

Maintenance of State Highways. 
(Section 13, Chapter 81, General Laws.) 
The expenditures during the year in various counties were: 

Barnstable, $455,786.32 Hampshire, $79,424.34 

Berkshire, $387,723.85 Middlesex, $635,188.81 

Bristol, $455,936.52 Nantucket, $94,377.06 

Dukes, $128,552.08 Norfolk, $519,403.25 

Essex, $443,639.55 Plymouth, $638,031.07 

Franklin, $122,617.13 Suffolk, $16,885.74 

Hampden, $246,969.75 Worcester, $573,869.69 

Total, $4,798,405.16 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $45,212.72; Bourne, $13,178.54; Brewster 
$4,988.32; Chatham, $5,702.98; Dennis, $8,944.50; Eastham, $1,300.02; Fal- 
mouth, $12,595.85; Harwich, $5,702.31; Mashpee, $4,873.56; Orleans, $3,027.68; 
Provincetown, $51,049.88; Sandwich, $47,524.81; Truro, $150,809.61; Wellfleet, 
$93,255.43; Yarmouth, $7,620.11. 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $2,328.62; Becket, $16,803.63; Cheshire 
$15,765.56; Clarksburg, $2,995.14; Dalton, $9,591.79; Egremont, $3,882.22; 
Florida, $16,747.95; Great Barrington, $5,878.76; Hancock, $3,354.22; Hinsdale 
$1,995.45; Lanesborough, $8,758.01; Lee, $46,926.58; Lenox, $186,306.21; 
New Ashford, $2,079.53; New Marlborough, $232.65; North Adams, $8,196.82; 
Otis, $324.29; Pittsfield, $10,554.73; Richmond, $5,459.79; Savoy, $2,765.77; 
Sheffield, $6,547.00; Stockbridge, $6,251.45; Washington, $2,685.48; Williams- 
town, $11,614.11; Windsor, $9,678.09. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $2,954.45; Attleboro, $65,169.58; Berkley, 
$50,994.86; Dartmouth, $6,257.08; Dighton, $5,963.72; Easton, $7,891.75; 
Fairhaven, $1,990.85; Fall River, $34.87; Freetown, $75,437.18; Mansfield, 
$855.51; North Attleborough, $161,570.89; Norton, $9,604.92; Raynham, 
$7,802.29; Rehoboth, $7,235.96; Seekonk, $12,032.24; Somerset, $12,870.72; 
Swansea, $12,273.06; Taunton, $10,268.41; Westport, $4,728.18. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $5,960.76; Edgartown, $9,029.46; Gay Head, 
$91,382.65; Oak Bluffs, $20,129.86; Tisbury, $691.32; West Tisbury, $1,358.03. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $6,491.40; Andover, $42,496.97; Beverly, $5,232.30; 
Danvers, $3,036.90; Essex, $25,361.77; Gloucester, $4,761.65; Groveland, 
$4,963.12; Hamilton, $2,308.89; Haverhill, $183,517.34; Ipswich, $3,253.86; 
Lawrence, $1,659.59; Lynn, $9,013.22; Lynnfield, $1,896.91; Merrimac, $3,135.79; 
Methuen, $12,325.02; Middleton, $1,005.03; Newbury, $8,688.70; Newburyport, 
$5,784.32; North Andover, $12,762.43; Peabody, $2,700.02; Rockport, $1,075.11; 
Rowley, $6,544.61; Salem, $2,249.04; Salisbury, $72,566.53; Saugus, $8,565.87; 
Swampscott, $1,758.07; Topsfield, $3,565.50; Wenham, $676.90; West Newbury, 
$6,242.69. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $1,673.24; Bernardston, $8,866.36; Buckland, 
$2,879.51; Charlemont, $12,961.78; Colrain, $1,650.91; Conway, $2,992.49; 



18 P.D. 54. 

Deerfield, $16,405.14; Erving, $24,384.86; Gill, $207.57; Greenfield, $4,273.28; 
Montague, $5,133.37; Northfield, $4,101.65; Orange, $14,967.94; Shelburne, 
$8,089.62; Sunderland, $2,917.96; Whately, $11,111.45. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $2,963.66; Blandford, $3,478.55; Brimfield, 
$3,938.25; Chester, $33,972.09; Chicopee, $10,631.83; East Longmeadow, 
$2,592.61; Holyoke, $93,094.92; Monson, $3,501.01; Palmer, $16,205.93; Russell, 
$14,237.14; Southwick, $1,218.80; Wales, $3,305.01; West Springfield, $2,315.39; 
Westfield, $11,613.47; Wilbraham, $43,901.09. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $6,111.57; Belchertown, 13,639.64; Cumming- 
ton, $11,075.18; Easthampton, $721.17; Goshen, $3,307.58; Granby, 85,069.94 
Hadley, $4,489.72; Hatfield, $960.78; Huntington, $13,933.17; Northampton 
$4,157.88; South Hadley, $7,792.45; Southampton, $3,337.24; Ware, -89,194.19 
Williamsburg, $5,633.83. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $4,757.56; Arlington, $623.30; Ashbv, 84,510.36 
Ashland, $3,258.92; Ayer, $1,187.12; Bedford, $2,284.40; Billerica, s4,741.05 
Boxborough, $2,122.47; Burlington, $40,715.22; Chelmsford, S154,638.18; Con- 
cord, $4,241.26; Dracut, $3,926.88; Framingham, 85,111.11; Groton, s2,570.44 
Holliston, $4,489.74; Hudson, $1,841.58; Lexington, $6,454.22; Lincoln, $1,728.38 
Littleton, $3,029.47; Lowell, $106,689.99; Maiden, sr_>7.55; Marlborough 
$9,517.15; Medford, $879.13; Melrose, $872.11; Xatick, $3,851.55; Newton 
$2,166.35; North Reading, $20,243.15; Peppeivll, 83,344.52; Reading, s23,910.57 
Shirley, $778.29; Somerville, $2,920.30; Stoneham, $2,457.00; Sudbury, $9,838.11 
Tewksbury, $3,274.40; Townsend, $4,665.21; Tvngsborough, 8163,806.64 
Waltham, $520.31; Watertown, $555.91 ; Wavland, $3,078. 11 ; Westford, $4,947.51 
Weston, $3,450.50; Wilmington, $5,003.40; Winchester, $1,489.03; Woburn, 
$4,570.06. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $94,377.06. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $2,362.94; Bellingham, $3,534.59; Braintree, 
$15,820.43; Canton, $5,747.56; Cohasset, $918.54; Dedham, $2,383.01; Dover, 
$1,879.38; Foxborough, $3,594.35; Franklin, $4,447.53; Holbrook, $4,182.46; Mil- 
ton, $2,963.06; Needham, $2,398.70; Norfolk, $9,128.75; Norwood, $109,305.69; 
Plain ville, $8,737.46; Quincy, $3,817.73; Randolph, $4,071.03; Sharon, $441.91; 
Stoughton, $3,747.57; Walpole, $233,970.53; Wellesley, $2,338.48; Westwood, 
$63,973.56; Weymouth, $9,547.17; Wrentham, $20,090.82. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $43,651.05; Bridgewater, $9,872.54; Brockton, 
$2,670.31; Duxbury, $5,837.17; East Bridgewater, $2,538.25; Hanover, $6,209.99; 
Hingham, $10,118.20; Kingston, $4,834.68; Lakeville, $338,250.57; Marion, 
$4 584.37; Marshfield, $6,049.98; Mattapoisett, $2,372.25; Middleborough, 
$13 850.10; Norwell, $1,340.63; Pembroke, $86,368.37; Plymouth, $57,470.39; 
Rochester, $5,474.94; Rockland, $3,839.86; Scituate, $7,041.35; Wareham, 
$21,491.91; West Bridgewater, $1,790.98; Whitman, $2,373.18. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $5,211.27; Chelsea, $1,872.37; Revere, $9,802.10. 
Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $17,687.42; Athol, $4,809.67; Auburn, 
$97 062.12; Barre, $28,654.05; Blackstone, $4,317.33; Brookfield, $43,078.11; 
Charlton, $11,709.84; Clinton, $54.25; Douglas, $3,618.59; Dudley, $6,444.77: 
East Brookfield, $25,740.85; Fitchburg, $4,974.28; Gardner, $6,882.79; Grafton, 
$12,435.72; Hardwick, $1,365.51; Harvard, $2,422.70; Holden, $10,737.80; 
Hopedale, $614.83; Lancaster, $2,558.93; Leicester, $44,819.17; Leominster, 
$4 555.98; Lunenburg, $40,154.34; Mendon, $2,400.22; Milford, $5,967.74; 
Millbury $4,625.61; Millville, $3,686.47; New Braintree, $512.34; North Brook- 
field $1,936.63; Northborough, $8,934.73; ' Northbridge, $2,774.53; Oakham, 
$1478 88; Oxford, $5,016.45; Paxton, $6,787.07; Petersham, $4,626.44; Phillips- 
ton $1989.71; Princeton, $1,889.03; Rutland, $9,015.57; Shrewsbury, $10,501.87; 
Southborough, $3,870.15; Southbridge, $761.51; Spencer, $3,493.60; Sterling, 
$7 196.83; Sturbridge, $2,501.01; Sutton, $8,888.72; Templeton, $11,665.98; 
Upton, $7,293.61; Uxbridge, $7,938.99; Warren, $4,615.01; Webster, $1,984.91; 
West Boylston, $4,583.70; West Brookfield, $3,978.54; Westborough, $5,694.00; 
Westminster, $32,770.01; Winchendon, $13,371.06; Worcester, $6,419.72. 



P.D. 54. 19 

Highway Improvements authorized by Special Acts. 

The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construction 
of town ways under special acts of the Legislature. 

Wilbraham. 

Apr. 1, 1924, contract made with the E. F. Carlson Co., of Springfield, for build- 
ing abutments and railroad detour for a bridge near the North Wilbraham station 
of the Boston & Albany Railroad, under the provisions of chapter 518, Acts of 
1922. The proposal amounted to $75,432.65. Work about 90 per cent com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1924, $68,426.42. 

Wilbraham. 

Apr. 1, 1924, contract made with the McClintic, Marshall Co., of Pittsburgh, 
Pa., for furnishing, fabricating and erecting a steel bridge near the North Wilbra- 
ham station of the Boston & Albany Railroad, under the provisions of chapter 
518, Acts of 1922. The proposal amounted to $25,088.00. Work completed 
Nov. 29, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $21,654.51. 

Gill. 

Oct. 14, 1924, contract made with Lawrence J. Kelleher, of Montague, for the 
construction of about 1,400 feet of highway on the Northfield Road, under the 
provisions of chapter 221, Acts of 1915, as amended by chapter 572, Acts of 1920, 
the surface consisting of gravel. The proposal amounted to $8,711.50. Work 
completed Nov. 25, 1924. Expenditure during 1924, $7,767.72. 

The total expenditures during the year in the five western counties, for the 
construction of highways were $414,028.88, details of which follow: — 



Route No. 8- 
Route No. 6 - 
Route No. 8- 
Route No. 9- 
Route No. 11 - 
Route No. 14 — 
Route No. 17- 
Town Road in 



-Otis, $41,260.58; Sandisfield, $132,278.62. 

- Worthington, $170,375.78. 
-Enfield, $97.81. 

-Granville, $16,372.47; Southwick, $14,034.35. 
-Gill, $11,123.96. 

- Warwick, $13,642.28. 

- Chesterfield, $25.00; Williamsburg, $100.00. 
Middlefield, $14,718.03. 



FEDERAL AID IN CONSTRUCTING HIGHWAYS. 

Statements as to the acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legislature with 
respect to co-operation between the United States and the States in the construc- 
tion and maintenance of highways, including the Federal Highway Act approved 
Nov. 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports of this Department for the 
years 1920-1923, inc. 

The following Federal-aid allotments have thus far been made to Massachu- 
setts : — ■ 



For fiscal year ending June 30, 1917 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1918 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1919 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1920 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1921 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1922 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1923 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1924 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1925 



$73,850 95 

147,701 90 

958,145 15 

1,400,078 27 

1,472,788 83 

1,096,176 04 

730,784 03 

950,448 62 

1,089,806 22 



Total $7,919,780 01 

The total amount received by Massachusetts from 1916 to Nov. 30, 1924, is 
$5,207,022.54. 
Projects to the number of 25 have been prepared in addition to those shown in 



20 P.D. 54. 

the report of the Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, for 1923. 
The total mileage included in the various Federal-aid road projects in this State, 
from the commencement of work of this character to Nov. 30, 1924, inclusive, is 
359.987. The mileage in various counties is: — 



Barnstable, 31.193 miles 
Berkshire, 46.098 miles 
Bristol, 26.739 miles 
Dukes, 3.117 miles 
Essex, 48.522 miles 
Franklin, 16.671 miles 



Hampden, 22.540 miles 
Hampshire, 19.308 miles 
Middlesex, 38.800 miles 
Norfolk, 29.515 miles 
Plymouth, 25.866 miles 
Worcester, 51.618 miles 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects 1 to Nov. 30, 1924. 



No. 



1 

2 
3 
4 
5 

6 

7 
8 
9 

10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 



27 

28 



29 
30 
31 
32 
33 



34 
35 

36 



37 
38 
39 



40 
41 
42 
43 
44 



45 

46 

47 
50 



Town or City. 



Acushnet-Fairhaven 

Hanover . 

Malden-Melrose-Saugus 

Danvers . 

Windsor-Dalton 

Sandwich 

Cummington . 

Athol-Petersham 

Saugus 

Braintree . . . 

Concord-Acton-Littleton 

Ipswich 

Littleton-Groton 

Barnstable 

Norwell-Hingham . 

Lynnfield-Peabody . 

Lunenburg 

Taunton . 

Tewksbury 

Pittsfield-Hancock . 

Greenfield-Bernardston 

Great Barrington 

Seekonk . 

Billerica . 

Greenfield-Shelburne: 

Section 1 

Section 2 
Hamilton-Wenham . 
Lanesboro\igh: 

Section A 

Section B 
Ware 

Brimfield . 
Danvers-Peabody . 
Huntington 
Acton-Littleton : 

Section A 

Section B 
Dudley 
Haverhill-Methuen . 

Eastham-Wellfleet-Truro-Provincetown 

Section A 

Section B 

Section C 
Egremont 
Peabody-Danvers 
Williamstown-New A s h f o r d-Lanesbor 
ough: 

Section A 

Section B 
East Brookfield 
Ashby 
Washington 
Leicester . 
Goshen-Curamington-Windsor: 

Section A 

Section B 

Section C 
Palmer: 

Sections A and C 
Upton-Hopedale : 

Section A 
Barre-Oakham 
Lunenburg 



Miles. 



2.182 
2.708 
1.162 
1.325 
3.240 
1.818 
4.659 
7.016 
3.122 
2.420 
4.849 
2.173 
6.450 
3.331 
4.380 
1.794 
2.797 
2.116 
2.909 
3.637 
6.426 
2.123 
2.756 
0.578 

5.134 
4.401 
1.766 

0.990 
2.690 
2.626 
4.206 
1.107 
3.078 

2.182 
1.624 
1.359 
4.544 



10.690 
6.719 
8.047 
1.164 
2.827 



0.020 
3.323 
1.011 
1.250 
2.291 
0.638 

1.494 
1.479 
3.780 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

Involved. 

$21,820 00 
19,480 36 
11,620 00 
15,460 22 
64,800 00 
10.67S 02 
86,816 53 
90,074 51 
65,472 27 
40,554 80 
77,600 87 
21,851 50 

130,504 25 
22,687 65 
59,501 75 
35,880 00 
55,940 00 
42,320 00 
35,211 82 
72,483 32 
88,270 71 
31,348 89 
19,527 75 
38,389 77 

102,680 00 
88,020 00 
20,207 27 

19,780 00 
53,800 00 
46,557 55 
84,120 00 
22,140 00 
97,163 48 

43,640 00 
25,847 25 
27,180 00 
90,880 00 



91,347 85 
75,935 60 
86,130 51 
20,579 07 
56,540 00 



9,123 64 
65,980 00 
20,220 00 
22,141 03 
45,820 00 
12,760 00 

29,880 00 
50,538 14 
82,915 42 



Amount 
received. 

$21,820 00 
19,480 36 
11,620 00 
15,460 22 
64,800 00 
10,678 02 
86,816 53 
90,074 51 
65,472 27 
40,554 80 
77,600 87 
21,851 50 

130,504 25 
22,687 65 
59,501 75 
35,880 00 
55,940 00 
42,320 00 
35,211 82 
72,483 32 
88,270 71 
31,348 89 
19,527 75 
38,389 77 

102,680 00 
88,020 00 
20,207 27 

19,780 00 
53,800 00 
46,557 55 
67,471 47 
22,140 00 
97,163"48 

43,640 00 
25,847 25 
27,180 00 
45,543 84 



91,347 85 
42,755 27 
34,052 30 
20,579 07 
56,540 00 



9,123 64 

65,980 00 
20,220 00 
22,141 03 
45,820 00 
12,760 00 

29,880 00 
18,411 94 
61,859 07 



Remarks. 



Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
W 7 ork completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed 
in Haverhill. 

Work completed. 
Work under way. 
Work under way. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 



Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

1.795 35,900 00 35,900 00 Work completed. 



1.672 

1.737 
1.763 



33,440 00 
37,200 75 
35,260 00 



33,- 1 40 00 
37,200 75 
28,375 05 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 



i All of these projects are now, or will be later, State highways. 



P.D. 54. 21 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1924 — Continued. 



No. Town or City. 

51 Mendon-Uxbridge: 

Section A 

Section B 

52 Oxford 

53 East Brookfield-Spencer-West Brookfield 

-Brookfield : 
Section A 
Section B 

54 Leicester: 

Section A 
Section B 

55 Quincy 

56 Stoughton 

57 Winchester-Woburn 

58 Littleton 

59 Egremont 

60 Middleton-Danvers 

61 Winchendon-Templeton 

62 Danvers-Topsfield : 

Section A 
Section B 

63 Essex-Ipswich . 

64 Norwood . 

65 North Adams 

69 Haverhill 

70 Palmer . 

71 Wrentham 

72 Walpole . 

73 Southwick 

74 Becket 

75 Topsfield-Ipswich-Rowley-Newbury : 

Section A 

76 Norfolk . 

77 Merrimac . 

78 Burlington 

79 Great Barrington 

80 Lee: 

Section A 
Section B 

81 Deerfield . 

83 Pembroke 

84 Sterling-West Boylston . 

85 Dalton (Hinsdale Road): 

Section A . . . 
Section B 

86 Gay Head 

87 Dalton (Windsor Road) : 

Section A . . . 

Section B 
89 Easton: 

Sections A and B 

Section C . . . 
Brookfield-East Brookfield 
Lowell 
Bellingham 
Wilbraham 
Otis-Sandisfield 
Westfield . 
Ro Chester- Wareham 
Sheffield . 
Gloucester 
Rutland . 
Hinsdale 

Plainville- Wrentham 
Adams 
Milton 
Rehoboth 
Bourne 

Southampton . 
Lakeville-Freetown 
West Brookfield 
Middleborough-Bridgewater 
Braintree . 

North Attleborough-Attleboro 
Swansea . 
Lenox 
Plymouth 
Norwood- Walpole 
Chelmsford 

Chelmsford-Tyngsborough 
Brookfield 
Essex 
Lakeville . 
Berkley 
Abington . 



Miles. 



1.959 
2.504 
3.208 



0.890 
1.682 

0.829 
2.691 
0.549 
2.141 
3.042 
1.345 
0.784 
1.907 
5.393 

3.009 
3.513 
4.489 
1.065 
1.638 
2.657 
2.550 
1.846 
3.078 
6.879 
0.156 

10.207 
1.447 
1.020 
3.761 
2.991 

0.909 
0.283 
0.710 
2.121 
3.491 

1.033 
0.068 
3.117 

1.056 
0.038 

3.540 
3.840 
1.227 
0.977 
5.250 
0.208 
7.565 
0.148 
4.031 
3.052 
1.191 
3.640 
1.194 
5.361 
0.568 
3.534 
1.438 
0.522 
2.203 
4.583 
0.066 
0.109 
0.371 
3.278 
0.692 
2.408 
1.680 
2.453 
1.377 
4.625 
0.620 
0.406 
4.789 
0.864 
0.947 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

Involved. 

$39,180 00 
50,080 00 
64,160 00 



17,800 00 
33,640 00 

16,580 00 
53,820 00 
10,980 00 
42,820 00 
59,131 31 
26,900 00 
15,678 18 
38,224 70 
106,117 44 

60,180 00 

76.959 91 
89,780 00 
21,300 00 
32,760 00 
53,049 24 
51,000 00 
36,940 00 
61,560 00 

111,757 95 
13,095 66 

207,163 37 
28,940 00 
20,397 73 
75,220 00 
59,820 00 

18,180 00 
4,245 00 
11,537 50 
31,815 00 
51,974 04 

20,660 00 

7,638 07 

40,783 51 

21,120 00 
6,179 93 

70,800 00 
62,400 00 
25,447 12 
19,537 87 
105,000 00 
87,077 51 
122,931 25 
12,677 08 
68,979 93 
61,133 85 
19,353 75 
59,150 00 
27,652 50 
87,116 25 

9,230 00 
70,680 00 
28,760 00 
35,002 00 
44,060 00 
71,706 11 
10,283 73 
24,580 87 

7,200 00 
65,560 00 
11,245 00 
39,130 00 
26,472 79 
41,032 60 
27,540 00 
89,713 81 
12,400 00 

8,120 00 
71,835 00 

12.960 00 
18,940 00 



Amount 
received. 



Remarks. 



$39,180 00 Work completed. 
50,080 00 Work completed. 
64,160 00 Work completed. 



17,800 00 
33,640 00 

16,580 00 
41,529 22 
10,980 00 
42,820 00 
59,131 31 
26,900 00 
15,678 18 
38,224 70 
106,117 44 

60,180 00 
76,959 91 
73,602 16 
21,300 00 
32,760 00 
53,049 24 
51,000 00 
36,940 00 
61,560 00 
111,757 95 
13,095 66 

207,163 37 
28,940 00 
20,397 73 
75,220 00 
59,820 00 

18,180 00 



21,938 60 
51,974 04 

20,660 00 



21,120 00 



70,800 00 
62,400 00 

19,537 87 



103,703 61 
12,677 08 
62,081 69 
54,545 52 
19,353 75 
59,150 00 



9,230 00 
61,760 93 
28,760 00 
30,296 94 
44,060 00 
71,706 11 



7,200 00 
55,182 66 

9,782 64 
33,706 39 
23,312 55 
36,238 73 

63,987 06 



32,679 47 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 



Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 

Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 

completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Project sent. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
0.97 miles completed. 
Work completed. 
Agreement signed. 
Work under way. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Project approved. 
Project approved. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Agreement signed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 



22 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 



P.D. 54. 
1924 — Concluded. 



No. 




Town 


or City 


122A 


Barnstable 


123A 


Southampton . 






124A 


Wayland . 






125A 


Wareham . 






127A 


Holyoke . 






128A 


Hinsdale 






129 A 


Dighton and Somerset 




130A 


Auburn and Oxford 




131A 


Wilbraham 




133A 


North Andover 






134A 


Barre 






135A 


Russell 








136A 


Agavvam 








137A 


Sheffield 








137B 


Sheffield 








138A 


Chester 








139A 


Brim field 








145A 


Ashland a 


ad Hollist 


on 





Miles. 



0.066 
2.461 
0.189 
3.086 
4 136 
0.066 
3.465 
4.208 
0.530 
0.615 
1.217 
0.557 
1.331 
0.170 
0.171 
0.097 
0.103 
3.330 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

Involved. 

$20,583 14 
51,041 82 
33,460 76 
72,305 23 
62,040 00 

9,391 38 
51,975 00 
63,120 00 

7,950 00 

9,225 00 
18,255 00 
13,919 60 
19,965 00 
22,710 05 
13,264 21 
13,735 72 

8,472 58 
49,950 00 



Amount 
received. 



$24,152 64 
16,025 75 
23,192 77 



6,347 05 



Remarks. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work under way. 
Work under way. 
Work completed. 
Work under way. 
Work under way. 
Work completed. 
Work under way. 
Work completed. 
Work under way. 
Work under way. 
Work under way. 
Work under way. 
Work under way. 
Work under way. 
Project sent. 



Totals 



359.987 $6,578,264 60 $5,207,022 54 



BRIDGES. 



During the year the Division has prepared designs and plans for, and done other 
work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The various cities and 
towns, the localities therein, the character of the structure and other details are as 
follows : — ■ 

Bridges built or contracted for. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure. 

Amherst, College Avenue over Fort River, 35-foot span reinforced concrete beam. 

Ashland, Myrtle Street over Sudbury River, Two bridges, reinforced concrete 
beam, one 25-foot span and one 16-foot span. 

Barnstable, South Road over Bumps River, Two 28-foot spans, reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Brimfield, Palmer Road over Elbow Brook, 20.25-foot span, reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Chelmsford, Boston Road over Russell Pond, 9-foot span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Chester, Jacob's Ladder Road over Walker Brook, 38-foot reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Dighton, Taunton-Fall River Road over Muddy Cove, 15-foot reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Hinsdale, Dalton Road over Housatonic River, 34-foot reinforced concrete beam. 

Holyoke, Northampton Road over Brook, 10-foot reinforced concrete slab. 

LawTence, Den Rock Road over Shawsheen River, 30-foot reinforced concrete beam. 

Methuen, Black North Road over Bartlett's Brook, 13.5-foot reinforced concrete 
slab. 

Palmer-Monson, Fay Bridge over Quaboag River, Two 45.5-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete beam.. 

Russell, Huntington Road over Black Brook, 40-foot reinforced concrete beam. 

Sheffield, Ashley Falls Road over Konkapot Brook, Five span, reinforced concrete 
beam viaduct, 140 feet total span. 

Sheffield, Ashley Falls Road over Housatonic River, 100-foot pony steel truss. 

Southampton, College Road over Manhan River, 50-foot reinforced concrete beam. 

Townsend, Lunenburg Road over Canal, 15.5-foot reinforced concrete beam. 

Townsend, Lunenburg Road over Squannacook River, Two 30.5-foot spans, rein- 
forced concrete beam. 

Wareham, State highway cut-off over Parker Mills Pond, 30-foot reinforced con- 
crete beam. 

Warwick, Cut-off over Gales Brook, 14-foot reinforced concrete slab. 

Wayland, Boston- Worcester Road over Sudbury River, Two 41-foot spans, rein- 
forced concrete beam. 

West Stockbridge, Haas Bridge over Williamsville River, 43.5-foot span reinforced 
concrete beam. 



P.D. 54. 23 

Williamstown, Cold Spring Road over Hemlock Brook, 35-foot reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Williamstown, Cold Spring Road over Hemlock Brook, 30-foot reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Williamstown, Cold Spring Road over Hemlock Brook, 30-foot reinforced concrete 

beam. 

Alterations, Repairs and Extensions to Bridges Completed in 1924. 

Towns, Locality and Character of Work. 

Dighton, Taunton-Fall River Road over Segreganset River, 16.25-foot span ex- 
tension of reinforced concrete beam. 

Hinsdale, Dalton Road over Brook, Alteration and extension of I-beam solid floor. 

Lee, Springfield-Pittsfield Road over Greenwater Pond Brook, 19.75-foot span 
extension of reinforced concrete beam. 

Seekonk, Fall River Road over Runnins River, 16-foot span reinforced concrete 
extension and alteration of stone arch. 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures. 

Plans, Studies or Estimates made. 

Towns, Locality and Character of Structure. 
Amherst, Over Brook, 15-foot span reinforced concrete beam. 
Amherst, Over Mill River, 34-foot span reinforced concrete beam. 
Conway, Over South River, 40-foot reinforced concrete beam. 
Conway, Over South River, 40-foot reinforced concrete beam. 
Conway, Over South River, 40-foot reinforced concrete beam. 
Conway, Over South River, 45-foot reinforced concrete beam. 
Conway, Over South River, 45-foot reinforced concrete beam. 
East Brookfield, Lake Lashaway, 18-foot reinforced concrete beam. 
Leicester, Pleasant Street, over French River, 15-foot extension of stone arch. 
Mattapoisett, Over Herring River, 20.5-foot reinforced concrete beam. 
Newbury, Over Parker River (Oldtown), One 110-foot and two 95-foot spans, 

reinforced concrete arch. 
Northbridge, Over Blackstone River, Two 35-foot spans, reinforced concrete beam. 
Paxton, Over Turkey Hill Brook, 12-foot reinforced concrete slab. 
Swansea, Fall River-Taunton Road over Coles River, 52-foot reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Swansea-Somerset, Fall River-Taunton Road over Lees River, 52-foot reinforced 

concrete beam. 
Wareham, Over Agawam River, 30-foot span reinforced concrete beam. 
Westminster, Over Branch of Nashua River, 40-foot reinforced concrete beam. 
Westminster, Over Branch of Nashua River, Two 32-foot spans, reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Westminster, Gardner Road, Branch of Nashua River, 40-foot reinforced concrete 

beam. 
West Springfield, 1905 State highway over Boston and Albany Railroad, Plate 

girder, 
Williamsburg, Goshen Road over Mill River, 41.31-foot reinforced concrete beam. 
Winchendon, Over Millers River, 20-foot reinforced concrete beam. 
Winchendon, Over Millers River, 24-foot reinforced concrete beam. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Cities and Towns. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work. 
Ashland, Homer Avenue over Cold Spring Brook, Examination of 20-foot span 

wooden bridge. 
Ashland, Myrtle Street over Sudbury River, Examination of 14-foot span wooden 

bridge. 
Ashland, Myrtle Street over Sudbury River, Examination of two span wooden 

bridge, 8.5-foot and 13.5-foot spans. 



24 P.D. 54. 

Athol, Gage Road over Millers River, Examination of 100.5-foot span wooden 

truss. Approximate estimates made for strengthening. 
Athol, Starrett's Bridge over Millers River, Examination of 63.5-foot span pony 

steel truss. Approximate estimate made for reconstruction. 
Auburn, Auburn Street over Branch of Blackstone River, Plans, estimate and 

specifications for 30-foot span reinforced concrete beam. 
Auburn, Southbridge Road over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, 

Examination of Pony truss bridge. 
Barre, New Braintree Road over Pratt Brook, Plans, estimate and specifications 

for 12.25-foot span reinforced concrete slab. 
Blandford, Perkins Bridge over Pebble Brook, Examination of 24-foot span I- 

beam, plank floor. Approximate estimate made for reconstruction. 
Blandford, Blotz Bridge over Tiffany's Brook, Examination of 24-foot span I- 

beam, plank floor. Approximate estimate made for widening. 
Carlisle-Bedford, Over Concord River, Two 140-foot spans, through steel truss, 

plank floor. Approximate estimate made for replacing floor system. 
Concord, Acton Road over Sudbury River, Examination of three 25-foot span stone 

arch. 
Danvers, Liberty Street over Porter River, Examination of 17.8-foot span wooden 

and steel stringers. 
Dartmouth, Apponagansett River, Examination. Approximate estimate made for 

repairs to stone piers and abutments. 
Dartmouth, Little River, Examination of 60-foot span pony steel truss. Approxi- 
mate estimate made for reconstruction. 
Deerfield, Stillwater Bridge over Deerfield River, Examination of 380-foot span 

wire cable suspension bridge. 
Easthampton, Mt. Tom Bridge over Ox Bow, Connecticut River, Examination 

of 138-foot span through steel truss. 
Enfield, Ware Road over Swift River, Examination of two 49.5-foot span through 

pony wrought-iron truss. Estimates made for repairs or reconstruction. 
Grafton, Over Quinsigamond River, Examination of 15-foot span stone arch. 
Greenfield, Nash's Mills Bridge over Cherry Rum Brook, Examination. Approxi- 
mate estimate made for repairs. 
Greenwich, Prescott Road over Brook, Plans, estimate and specifications for 13- 
foot span reinforced concrete slab. 
Hadley, Bay Road over Fort River, Examination of 90-foot iron truss. 
Huntington, Indian Hollow Road over Little River, Plans and estimates of wooden 

pile or framed bents for four spans at 55.5 feet. 
Huntington, Pitcher Bridge over Westfield River, Examination of 139-foot span 

iron truss bridge. Advice on repairs. 
Leicester, Pleasant Street over French River, Approximate estimate made for 

widening 15-foot span stone arch bridge. 
Mansfield, Standard design furnished for wooden bridge. 
Mendon, Bellingham Street over Mill River, Examination of 24-foot span wooden 

bridge. Approximate estimate made for concrete bridge. 
Millbury, Greenwood Street over Blackstone River, Examination of 28-foot span 
wooden pony truss. Approximate estimate made for repairs or reconstruction. 
Millbury, Greenwood Street over Dry Channel, Examination of 28-foot span wooden 

pony truss. Approximate estimate made for repairs or reconstruction. 
New Salem, Over Swift River, Advice on reconstruction of timber bridge. 
South wick/ South Longyard Road, Approximate estimate made of cost of recon- 
struction of two bridges with approaches. 
Southwick, Loomis Street over Munn Brook, Examination. Approximate estimate 

made for repairs or reconstruction. 
Stockbridge, South River over Housatonic River, Plans, estimate and specifications 

for two 'span, reinforced concrete beam bridge, 97.55 feet long. 
Upton, Mendon Road over West Brook Branch of West River, Examination of 
17.6-foot span wooden bridge. Approximate estimates made for reconstruction. 
Warren, Crossman's Bridge over Quaboag River, Examination of 69-foot span pony 
wrought iron truss. Approximate estimates made for reconstruction. 



P.D. 54. 25 

Wendell, Near Farley Depot, Examination of 21-foot span wooden pony truss. 

Approximate estimates made for reconstruction. 
Winthrop-Boston, Main Street over Belle Isle Inlet, Examination of wooden pile 

bridge 200 feet long. 
Worcester, West Boylston Street, Examination of sketch of 75-foot span reinforced 

concrete arch. 
Worcester, West Boylston Street, Examination of present 66.5-foot span deck 

lattice bridge. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Other Departments. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work. 
Boston, State House, West Wing, Design of Mezzanine Floor for Commission on 

Administration and Finance. 
Ayer-Shirley, Over Nashua River, Report on strength at request of United States 

Government. 
Ayer-Shirley, Over Mulpus Brook, Report on strength at request of United States 

Government. 

Other Examinations and Reports. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Subject. 
Amherst, South Pleasant Street, Examination of 15-foot span I-beam, plank floor. 
Amherst, North Pleasant Street, Examination of 30-foot span I-beam, plank floor. 
Bridgewater-Middleborough, Titicut Bridge, Estimate of work to be done on 

uncompleted contract. 
Cheshire, Hoosac River, Examination. 
Cheshire, Kitchen Brook, Examination. 

Fall River-Somerset, Brightman Street, Estimate made for replanking draw span. 
Gill, Undavilla Brook, Examination of 18-foot span, half through plate girder. 

Approximate estimate made for repairs. 
Lanesborough, 1911 State highway layout over Boston and Albany Railroad, Ex- 
amination of plans for three span reinforced concrete beam. 
Lenox, Over Little River, Examination. 
Mattapoisett, Fairhaven Road, Examination of 20-foot span I-beam, jack arch, 

solid floor. 
Newbury, Over Parker River, Examination of eight span through pony steel truss. 

Inspection and report on movement in piers. 
Newburyport, Newburyport Bridge, Estimate made for replanking and repairs. 
Northbridge, Quaker Bridge over Blackstone River, Approximate estimates made 

for alternate designs. 
Southampton, Over Manhan River, Examination of 49.7-foot span pony steel truss. 
Westminster, Gardner Road, Examination of three wooden bridges. Also estimate 

made on repairs. 
West Springfield, Boston and Albany Railroad Bridge No. 103.72, Examination of 

30-foot span I-beam, plank floor. 
Williamstown, State Highway Station 190+ , Examination of 43-foot span pony 

steel truss. 

Bridge Plans Submitted and Approved during the Year under the provisions of Chap- 
ter 85, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 313, Acts of 1923. 

Cities and Towns, Location, Character of Work and Date of Approval. 
Adams, Pleasant Street over Hoosac River, 45.8-foot reinforced concrete beam, 

approved Aug. 12, 1924. 
Amesbury, Coomb's Corner over branch of Powow River, 38.3-foot I-beam, solid 

floor, approved Nov. 18, 1924. 
Amesbury, High Street over Powow River, Two span I-beam, plank floor, 59.5 

feet long, approved Oct. 7, 1924. 
Brockton, Belmont Street over Salisbury Brook, 23-foot span reinforced concrete 

slab, approved June 10, 1924. 



26 P.D. 54. 

Cohasset, Border Street over Gulf River, 80-foot reinforced concrete arch, ap- 
proved Aug. 12, 1924. 

Fitchburg, Townsend Street over Baker Brook, 27.5-foot I-beam, solid floor, 
approved Oct. 28, 1924. 

Holyoke, Cabot Street over First Level Canal, Three span deck girder concrete 
slab, 107.3 feet long, approved Aug. 26, 1924. 

Holyoke, Cabot Street over Second Level Canal, Two span dock girder concrete 
slab, 110 feet long, approved July 1, 1924. 

Medford, Harvard Avenue over Mystic River, 29.3-foot I-beam, solid floor, 
approved Aug. 12, 1924. 

Norfolk, Miller Street over Mill River, 16-foot I-beam, solid floor, approved July 
15, 1924. 

Northampton, Kennedy Road over Roberts Meadow Brook, 32-foot I-beam, con- 
crete jack arches, approved Aug. 26, 1924. 

Northampton, West Farms Bridge over Parsons Brook, 12-foot I-beam, concrete 
jack arches, approved Aug. 26, 1924. 

Northampton, Cook's Dam Bridges over Mill River, 66-foot reinforced concrete 
arch and 27-foot I-beam, concrete jack arches. No approval during the year. 

Northampton, West Street over Mill River, Two 56-foot Bpans, reinforced con- 
crete arches, approved Nov. 11, 1924. 

North Adams, Over Hoosac River, 85-foot steel truss. 

Northbridge, Quaker Street over Blackstone River, Two span stone arch 78 feet 
long, approved July 1, 1924. 

Springfield, Boston and Albany Railroad Bridge No. 94.00, Berkshire Avenue, 
66-foot deck girder, solid floor. 

Springfield- West Springfield, North End Bridge over Connecticut River. Seven 
span deck truss 1,180 feet long, approved Apr. 22, 1924. 

Westfield, New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Bridge No. 1.13 South- 
ampton Road, Widening of stone arch, 29-foot span. 

Worcester, Middle Road over Middle River, Truss, three spans at 75 feet each, 
approved Aug. 5, 1924. 

Worcester, Stafford Street over Kettle Brook, 19-foot span steel I-beam, solid 
floor, approved Sept. 10, 1924. 

Bridge over the Merrimack River between Newburyport and Salisbury. 

The charge of this bridge was placed in the Massachusetts Highway Commis- 
sion, and the same made a State highway by the provisions of chapter 716, Acts 
of 1912, which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair 
for travel, of operating the draw and of maintaining the bridge shall be paid by 
the Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the vear ending Nov. 30, 1924, was 228. 
In 1921 they amounted to 312; in 1922 to 276; and in 1923 to 288. 

The total expenditures during the year ending Nov. 30, 1924, were $7,498.25. 

The total expenditures from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1924, inclusive, were $110,398.58. 

Bridge over Taunton Great River between Fall River and Somerset. 

The charge of this bridge was placed in the Massachusetts Highway Commis- 
sion, and the same made a State highway by the provisions of chapter 717, Acts 
of 1912, which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good re- 
pair for travel, and of operating the draw and maintaining the bridge shall be paid 
by the Commonwealth. 

The reconstruction of the fender piers under a contract with Frank C. Taylor 
of New Bedford, work on which was begun last year, was completed on Jan. 5, 
1924. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1924, was 2,948. 
In 1921 they amounted to 2,387; in 1922 to 2,083; and in 1923 to 2,258. 

The total expenditures during the year ending Nov. 30, 1924, were $18,266.17. 

The total expenditures from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1924, inclusive, were $215,170.66. 



P.D. 54. 



CONSTRUCTION OF TOWN AND COUNTY WAYS. 



27 



(Section 34, chapter 90, General Laws,- as revised by section 1, chapter 112, 

Acts of 1921.) 

During the year the Division has contracted for work to be done in the towns 
named in the following table, which also shows the type of road, £he length con 
tracted for, and the allotments or contributions by the State, towns and counties : — 



Counties and Towns. 



Barnstable County. 
Barnstable 
Bourne . 
Chatham 
Harwich . 
Mashpee . 
Sandwich 

Berkshire County. 
Alford . 
Egremont 
Hancock 
Hancock 

Mount Washington 
New Marlborough 
New Marlborough 
New Marlborough 
Peru 

Richmond 
Richmond 
Richmond 
Savoy 
Stockbridge 
Tyringham 
Washington 
West Stockbridge 
West Stockbridge 
West Stockbridge 
Wilhamstown . 
Windsor . 

Bristol County. 
Acushnet 
Acushnet 
Berkley . 
Dartmouth 
Easton . 
Fairhaven 
Freetown 
Rehoboth 
Rehoboth 
Seekonk . 
Swansea . 

Dukes County. 
West Tisbury . 

Essex County. 
Boxford . 
Boxford . 
Danvers . 
Essex 

Georgetown 
Groveland 
Marblehead 
Newbury 
Rockport 
Rowley . 
Saugus . 
Topsfield 
West Newbury 

Franklin County. 
Ashfield . 
Ashfield . 
Ashfield . 
Buckland 
Buckland 
Charlemont 
Conway . 
Deerfield 
Gill 

Monroe . 
New Salem 
Orange . 



20,000 00 5,000 00 10,000 00 Bituminous concrete 



1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . . 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel . 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel . 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel . 


2,000 00 


1,500 00 


500 00 


Gravel . . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Gravel . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Gravel . 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


- 


Gravel . 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


500 00 


Gravel . 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel . 


2,500 00 


2,000 00 


500 00 


Gravel . 


1,250 00 


1,250 00 


500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


12,000 00 


- 


4,000 00 


Gravel . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


500 00 


Gravel . 


3,000 00 


- 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Gravel . 











Length 


Contributions. 




Type of Road. 


Con- 








tracted for 


State. 


Town. 


County. 




(Feet). 


$10,000 00 


$10,000 00 


$10,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


4,543 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,090 


1,500 00 


4,000 00 


1,500 00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,100 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


6,950 


7,500 00 


- 


5,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,500 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


8,500 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 


900 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


1,550 


2,000 00 


- 


2,000 00 


Gravel . . 


1,500 


500 00 


500 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


26,400 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 


450 


3,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel .... 


3,750 


500 00 


500 00 


— 


Gravel . . . 


450 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


1,350 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 


500 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


- 


Gravel .... 


550 ' 


1,000 00 


- 


- 


Gravel .... 


250 


400 00 


400 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


10,800 


2,500 00 


- 


2,500 00 


Gravel .... 


1,423 


20,000 00 


10,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam . 


3,200 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


550 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


950 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 1,350 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam . 


640 


6,000 00 


8,000 00 


- 


Bridge and approaches . 


- 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


- 


Gravel .... 


500 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel . . 


450 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


2,190 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


225 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


33,205 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam . 


2,550 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,150 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


3,000 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,086 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Waterbound macadam . 


2,295 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,575 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


4,770 


3,000 00 


6,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


2,600 



13,425 



2,200 
6,100 
2,950 

25,460 
3,500 
2,996 
3,150 
1,600 
2,040 
1,430 
3,143 

20,100 
2,028 



1,850 
1,250 
1,300 
2,600 
1,900 

700 
3,125 

900 
2,434 
3,000 
1,940 
2,500 



23 

Counties and Towns. 



Franklin County — Con. 
Orange . 
Rowe 
Shelburne 
Shelburne 
Shutesbury 
Bhutesbury 
Sunderland 
Warwick . 
Warwick . 
Wendell . 
Whately . 



Contributions. 
State. Town. County. 



$1,000 00 

1.000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

300 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

1,200 00 

500 00 

3,000 00 



$1,000 00 

500 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

200 00 

500 00 

500 00 

800 00 

500 00 

3,000 00 



$500 00 
500 00 

500 00 
500 00 

500 00 
500 00 

500 00 
500 00 



Type of Road. 



G ra vel . 

Gravel 

Gravel 

(Ira vel . 

Gravel . 

(Ira vel . 

Gravel . 
Gravel 

(I ravel . 

Gravel . 
Bituminous macadam 



P.D. 54. 

Length 

( '<.n- 

• 1 for 
1 i ft). 



Hampden County. 
Blandford 
Brim field 
Chester . 
Chester . 
East Longmeadow 
Granville 
Hampden 
Ludlow . 
Russell . 
Tolland . 
Wilbraham 

Hampshire County 
Amherst-Pelham 
Belchertown 
Belchertown 
Chesterfield 
Easthampton 
Goshen 
Greenwich 
Hatfield . 
Pelham 
Prescott . 



Middlesex Cou 
Acton 
Ashby 
Ashland 
Bedford 
Bedford 
Boxborough 
Boxborough 
Burlington 
Burlington 
Carlisle 
Chelmsford 
Chelmsford 
Chelmsford 
Chelmsford 
Dracut 
Dunstable 
Framingham 
Groton . 
Holliston 
Hopkinton 
Hudson . 
Lincoln . 
Littleton 
Littleton 
Littleton 
Maynard 
Maynard 
Xatiek . 
Xorth Readin 
Pepperell 
Pepperell 
S her born 
Sherborn 
Shirley . 
Sudbury 
Sudbury 
Tewksbury 
Townsend 
Tyngsborough 
Tyngsborough 
Tyngsborough 
Wakefield 
Wakefield 
Wayland 
Westford 
Wilmington 
Wilmington 



nty. 



5,000 00 1,000 00 5,000 00 Gravel . 

2,000 00 - 2,000 00 Gravel . 

1,000 00 500 00 1,000 00 Gravel . 

1,000 00 500 00 1,000 00 Gravel . 

4,000 00 4.000 00 4,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

2,000 00 500 00 2.000 00 Gravel . 

4,000 00 4,000 00 4,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

2,500 00 5,000 00 2,500 00 Bituminous gravel 

2,000 00 - 2,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

1.000 00 500 00 1,000 00 Grading . 

3,000 00 3,000 00 3,000 00 Bituminous macadam 



60,000 00 30,000 00 30,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

6,000 00 6,000 00 2,000 00 Gravel . 

45,000 00 15,000 00 20,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

6,000 00 1.000 00 2,000 00 Gravel . 

2,000 00 2,000 00 2,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

1,000 00 500 00 500 00 Gravel . 

1,000 00 500 00 500 00 Gravel . 

6,000 00 6,000 00 4,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

1,000 00 500 00 500 00 Gravel . 

1,000 00 400 00 500 00 Gravel . 



10,000 00 10.000 00 10,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

800 00 800 00 800 00 Repairs and oiling 

2,500 00 2,500 00 5,200 00 Two bridges and approaches 

2.000 00 2,000 00 2,000 00 Gravel . 

2,000 00 2,000 00 2,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

400 00 400 00 400 00 Repairs and oiling 

800 00 800 00 800 00 Gravel . 

2,000 00 2,000 00 2,000 00 Gravel . 

1,600 00 1,600 00 - Repairs and oiling 

500 00 500 00 500 00 Gravel . 

5,000 00 5,000 00 5,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

5,000 00 5,000 00 5,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

1.000 00 1,000 00 1,000 00 Repairs and oiling 

1.000 00 1,000 00 1,000 00 Repairs and oiling 

3,000 00 5.000 00 3,000 00 Repairs 

1.750 00 1,750 00 1,750 00 Repairs and oiling 

7,000 00 7.000 00 7,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

3,000 00 3,000 00 3,000 00 Gravel . 

2,500 00 2,500 00 2,500 00 Gravel . 

4.000 00 4,000 00 4,000 00 Waterbound macadam 

5.000 00 5.000 00 5,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

7,500 00 7.500 00 7.500 00 Bituminous macadam 

1.000 00 1.000 00 1,000 00 Gravel . 

1.000 00 1,000 00 1.000 00 Gravel . 

800 00 800 00 800 00 Repairs and oiline 

3,500 00 3,500 00 3,500 00 Bituminous macadam 

3,000 00 3.000 00 3,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

10.000 00 10.000 00 10.000 00 Bituminous macadam 

1.200 00 1,200 00 1,200 00 Repairs and oiling 

700 00 700 00 700 00 Gravel . 

700 00 700 00 700 00 Repairs and oiling 

1,000 00 1,000 00 1,000 00 Gravel . 

1,000 00 1.000 00 1.000 00 Gravel . - . 

5.000 00 5.000 00 5.000 00 Bituminous macadam 

3.000 00 3,000 00 3,000 00 Gravel . 

2.100 00 2,600 00 2.100 00 Repairs and oiling 

4.000 00 4.000 00 4.000 00 Bituminous macadam 

2,500 00 6.500 00 2,500 00 Two bridges and approaches 

1,000 00 1,000 00 1,000 00 Gravel . 

500 00 500 00 500 00 Repairs and oiling 

1,000 00 1,000 00 1,000 00 Gravel . 

2,250 00 4.500 00 2.250 00 Bituminous macadam 

3,000 00 3.000 00 3,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

4.000 00 4.000 00 4.000 00 Repairs and oiling 

4.000 00 4.000 00 4.000 00 Repairs and oiling 

2,000 00 2,000 00 2,000 00 Waterbound macadam 

500 00 500 00 500 00 Repairs and oiling 



P.D. 54. 

Counties and Towns. 



Nantucket County. 
Nantucket 

Norfolk County. 
Bellingham 
Bellingham 
Bellingham 
Canton . 
Foxborough 
Franklin 
Holbrook 
Medfield . 
Medfield . 
Medfield . 
Medway . 
Medway . 
Millis 
Norfolk . 
Norfolk . 
Randolph 
Sharon . 
Stoughton 
Walpole . 
Westwood 



Plymouth County 
Carver 
Carver 
Duxbury 
East Bridgewater 
East Bridgewater 
Hanson . 
Kingston 
Lakeville 
Mattapoisett 
Middleborough 
Norwell . 
Pembroke 
Plymouth 
Plympton 
Rockland 
West Bridgewater 



Worcester County. 
Barre 
Berlin 
Bolton 
Boylston 
Boylston 
Brookfield 
Dana 
Dudley 
Grafton 
Grafton 
Harvard 
Hubbardston 
Lunenburg 
Mendon 
Milford . 
Millbury 
New Braintree 
Northborough 
Oxford 
Petersham 
Phillipston 
Princeton 
Princeton 
Royalston 
Rutland . 
Rutland . 
Spencer . 
Sterling . 
Stur'oridge 
Templeton 
Templeton 
West Boylston 
Westborough 
Westminster 



Contributions. Type of Road. 

State. Town. County. 

$3,500 00 $3,500 00 - Bituminous concrete 



2,000 00 

10,000 00 

500 00 

8,000 00 

10,000 00 

4,000 00 

5,000 00 

1,500 00 

500 00 

1,500 00 

3,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,200 00 

8,333 00 

5,000 00 

10,000 00 

5,000 00 

8,000 00 



4,500 00 
1,500 00 
5,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 
5,000 00 
5,000 00 
2,500 00 
6,000 00 

15,000 00 
2,000 00 
5,000 00 

16,000 00 
5,000 00 

10,000 00 
1,500 00 



5,000 00 
4,200 00 
1,000 00 

20,000 00 

2,000 00 

500 00 

1,500 00 

800 00 

6,000 00 

20,000 00 
5,000 00 
1,000 00 
5,000 00 
1,000 00 
7,000 00 
4,000 00 
7,000 00 
5,000 00 
5,000 00 
3,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
500 00 
4,000 00 
2,500 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
3,500 00 
6,500 00 
2,500 00 

10,000 00 
3,000 00 



1,000 00 

5,000 00 

500 00 

8,000 00 

15,000 00 

4,000 00 

5,000 00 

1,500 00 

500 00 

1,500 00 

3,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,200 00 

8,334 00 

5,000 00 

10,000 00 

10,000 00 

8,000 00 



4,500 00 
3,000 00 
5,000 00 
4,000 00 
3,000 00 
5,000 00 
5,000 00 

10,000 00 
6,000 00 

15,000 00 

500 00 

5,000 00 

11,000 00 
5,000 00 

10,000 00 
1,500 00 



$2,000 00 

5,000 00 

500 00 

8,000 00 

10,000 00 
4,000 00 
5,000 00 
1,500 00 
500 00 
1,500 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,200 00 
8,333 00 
5,000 00 

10,000 00 
5,000 00 
8,000 00 



2,500 00 
1,500 00 
5,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 
5,000 00 
5,000 00 
2,500 00 
6,000 00 

2,000 00 
5,000 00 
6,000 00 
5,000 00 
10,000 00 
1,500 00 



Gravel . 
Gravel . 
Gravel . 
Bituminous 
Bituminous 
Gravel . 
Bituminous 
Gravel . 
Gravel . 
Repairs and 
Gravel . 
Repairs and 
Repairs and 
Gravel . 
Repairs and 
Bituminous 
Bituminous 
Bituminous 
Bituminous 
Bituminous 



5,000 00 


5,000 00 


3,200 00 


4,200 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


6,666 00 


13,333 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


700 00 


1,500 00 


800 00 


- 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


20,000 00 


20,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


- 


5,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 00 


4,000 00 


- 


2,200 00 


7,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


2,000 00 


3,000 00 



macadam 
macadam 

macadam 



oiling 

oiling 
oiling 

oiling 

macadam 

macadam 

macadam 

concrete 

macadam 



Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 
Gravel . 
Gravel . 

Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous- macadam 
Waterbound macadam 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous concrete 



Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel . 
Gravel . 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Cement concrete . 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel . 

Bituminous macadam 
Gravel . 

Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel . 
Gravel . 
Gravel . 
Gravel . 
Gravel . 
Gravel . , 
Gravel . 
Gravel . 
Gravel . 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel . 

Bituminous macadam 
Gravel . 

Bituminous macadam 
Gravel . 



29 

Length 
Con- 
tracted for 
(Feet). 

1,400 



3,050 

23,800 

650 

3,900 

4,890 

3,700 

1,700 

1,050 

1,415 

16,632 

2,000 

15,956 

19,700 

2,000 

21,648 

2,760 

1,900 

4,700 

2,650 

3,500 



5,900 
2,250 
6,550 
4,200 
7,650 
2,400 
5,450 
2,450 
3,981 
6,532 
1,050 
5,900 
7,905 
3,250 
6,000 
650 



2,150 
4,500 

11,700 
5,500 

38,016 
2,400 
1,950 

13,522 
2,850 
4,800 
2,350 
1,100 
3,500 
1,900 
3,182 
7,080 
2,800 
,1800 
2,998 
3,250 
1,600 
1,400 
1,050 
1,200 
550 

24,575 
3,600 
2,400 

17,434 
1,775 
1,019 
2,487 
4000 
2,950 



The expenditures during the year in various counties were: - 
Barnstable, $63,314.30 Dukes, $22,104.57 

Berkshire, $128,934.42 Essex, $82,373.07 

Bristol, $64,474.18 Franklin, $78,400.90 



30 P.D. 54. 

Hampden, $138,529.26 Norfolk, $109,974.14 

Hampshire, $140,478.91 Plymouth, §100,876.36 

Middlesex, $168,854.05 Worcester, 8212,433.92 

Nantucket, $5,823.79 Total, $1,316,571.87 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $9,607.93; Bourne, 88,356.46; Chatham, 
$1,249.22; Harwich, $6,364.35; Mashpee, $10,977.51; Sandwich, $21,161.55; 
Yarmouth, $5,597.28. 

Berkshire Co unt y.— Adams, $6,699.32; Alford, $558.28; Blandford, 85,5S2.75: 
Cheshire, $2,229.54; Egremont, $1,116.55; Hancock, $2,791.38; Hinsdale, 
$7,763.33; Lanesborough, $10,638.81; Monterey, 86,081.50; Mt. Washington, 
$558.28; New Marlborough, $5,023.92; Otis, $7,182.51; Peru, $7,424.61; Rich- 
mond, $3,783.68; Sandisfield, $6,830.92: Savoy, $2,791.38; Stockbridge, $37,- 
983.73; Tyringham, $1,116.55; Washington, $1,116.55; West Stockbridge, 
$9,986.00; Williamstown, $1,116.55; Windsor, $558.28. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $6,699.32; Berkley, $1,674.83; Dartmouth, 
$5,582.76; Easton, $10,801.45; Fairhaven, S9,667.09; Freetown, $4,466.21; 
Rehoboth, $11,165.53; Seekonk, $10,965.90; Swansea, $3,451.09. 

Dukes County. — West Tisbury, $22,104.57. 

Essex Count}/. — Amesbury, $1,298.09; Andover, $558.28; Boxford, $2,282. 97; 
Danvers, $8,039.18: Essex, $2,783.13; Georgetown, $2,233.11; Groveland, 
$5,136.14; Marblehead, $5,719.72; Merrimac, $3,221.57: Newbury, $2,233.11; 
Rockport, $34,263.93; Rowlev, $558.28; Saugus, $8,512.79; Topsfield, $3,349.66; 
West Newbury, $2,233.11. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $5,582.75; Buckland, $4,466.21; Charlemont, 
$1,116.55; Conway, $8,374.14; Deerfield, $1,395.47; Gill, $12,291.02; Monroe, 
$3,341.85; New Salem, $3,349.52; Orange, $2,791.38; Rowe, $1,116.55; Shel- 
burne, $4,466.21; Shutesburv, $1,451.52; Sunderland, $558.28; Warwick, $24,- 
191.51; Wendell, $558.28; Whately, S3.349.66. 

Hampden Counti/. — Brimfield, $3,669.48; Chester, $2,233.11; East Long- 
meadow, $4,466.22; Granville, $3,349.66; Hampden, $5,582.19; Holvoke, 
$7,892.99; Longmeadow, $1,264.82; Ludlow, $2,791.38; Russell, $2,233.11: 
Tolland, $1,116.55; Wilbraham, $103,929.75. 

Hampshire Co u nt y. — Amherst, $70,219.99; Belchertown, $31,699.71; Chester- 
field, $6,698.94; Easthampton, $4,214.46; Goshen, $1,116.56; Greenwich, 
$1,116.24; Hatfield, $6,699.32; Middlefield, $6,256.20; Pelham, $2,214.17; 
Prescott, $1,116.55; Worthington, $9,126.77. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $11,165.53; Arlington, $11,112.50; Ashby, 
$893.24; Ashland, $2,233.11; Aver, $1,116.55; Bedford, S4,464.94; Billerica, 
$5,359.45; Boxborough, $1,339.86; Burlington, $3,728.10; Carlisle, $558.28; 
Chelmsford, $13,395.28; Dracut, $4,019.59; Dunstable, $1,953.97; Framingham, 
$6,966.42; Groton, $3,349.66; Holliston, $2,791.38; Hopkinton, $4,466.21; 
Hudson, $5,582.76; Lincoln, S8,374.14; Littleton, $3,126.35; Maynard, $6,771.06: 
Natick, $11,109.70; North Reading, Sl,339.86; Pepperell, $1,563.17; Reading, 
$3,746.55; Sherborn, $2,233.11; Shirley, $5,613.99; Sudbury, $6,754.55: Tewks- 
bury, $4,466.21; Townsend, $2,505.87; Tvngsborough, $2,791.38; Wakefield, 
$5,657.27; Wayland, $4,466.21; Westford, $4,455.04; Weston, $6,810.97; Wil- 
mington, $2,571.79. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $5,823.79. 

Norfolk County. — Bellingham, $13,956.91; Canton, $10,602.06; Foxborough, 
$9 548 27; Franklin, $4,466.21; Holbrook, S6, 105.38; Medfield, $3,907.93; Med- 
wav, $4,131-24; Millis, $1,878.10; Norfolk, $3,461.31; Randolph, 814,550.96; 
Sharon, $4,986.99; Stoughton, $16,091.59; . Walpole, $5,024.48; W T estwood, 
$8,131.69; Wrentham, $3,131.02. 

Plymouth County. — Carver, $6,692.72; Duxbury, S5,582.42; East Bridge- 
water, $5,988.17; Hanson, $4,354.55; Kingston, $5,582.76; Mattapoisett, S6,- 
699 32; Middleborough, $12,124.36; Norwell, $2,009.79; Pembroke, $5,481.67; 
Plymouth, $16,748.29; Plympton, $5,247.80; Rockland, $11,165.53; West 
Bridgewater, $13,198.98. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $949.47; Barre, $5,104.32; Berlin, 



P.D. 54. 



31 



$4,689.52; Bolton, $1,116.55; Boylston, $21,808.53; Brookfield, $558.28; Dana 
$1,674.83; Dudley, $865.60; Grafton, $30,197.16; Harvard, $6,278.74; Holden 
$111.66; Hubbardston, $1,116.55; Lunenburg, $8,820.76; Mendon, $1,116.55- 
Milford, $11,414.54; Millbury, $4,301.17; New Braintree, $7,788.87; North- 
borough, $12,270.30; Oxford, $5,582.75; Petersham, $3,349.42; Princeton 
$2,791.38; Phillipston, $2,233.11; Royalston, $1,887.82; Rutland, $5,834.81; 
Shrewsbury, $5,582.76; Spencer, $8,316.64; Sterling, $2,233.11; Sturbridge, 
$1,116.55; Sutton, $8,183.25; Templeton, $19,979.35; West Boylston, $2,791.38; 
West Brookfield, $6,991.11; Westborough, $10,584.77; Westminster, $4,792.31. 

REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC WAYS, EXCLUSIVE OF 
STATE HIGHWAYS, IN CERTAIN TOWNS. 

(Sections 26 to 29 and 31 of chapter 81, General Laws, as amended with reference 
to section 26 by section 1 of chapter 120, Acts of 1921, and by chapter 281 
Acts of 1922.) " 

During the year the Division has contracted for work to be done in the towns 
named in the following table, which also shows the allotments or contributions by 
the State and towns : — 



Counties and Towns. 
Barnstable County: 

Brewster 

Dennis 

Eastham 

Harwich 

Mashpee 

Sandwich 

Truro 

Wellfleet 
Berkshire County: 
' Alford 

Becket 

Cheshire . 

Egremont . 

Florida 

Hancock . 

Hinsdale . 

Lanesborough 

Monterey . 

Mount Washington 

New Ashford 

New Marlborough 

Otis . 

Peru 

Richmond 

Sandisfield 

Savoy 

Sheffield . 

Tyringham 

Washington 

West Stockbridge 

Windsor . 
Bristol County: 

Berkley 

Freetown 

Norton 

Raynham 

Rehoboth 

Swansea 



Miles 






of 


Allotments. 


Road. 


State. 


Town. 


49 


$3,675 00 


$3,675 00 


79 


5,925 00 


5,925 00 


39 


2,925 00 


1,950 00 


74 


5,550 00 


7,400 00 


47 


3,525 00 


1,880 00 


61 


4,575 00 


4,575 00 


62 


4,650 00 


2,480 00 


35 


2,625 00 


3,500 00 


20 


1,500 00 


800 00 


60 


4,500 00 


3,000 00 


42 


3,150 00 


4,200 00 


31 


2,325 00 


3,100 00 


42 


3,150 00 


4,200 00 


30 


2,250 00 


1,500 00 


36 


2,700 00 


2,700 00 


39 


2,925 00 


2,925 00 


52 


3,900 00 


2,080 00 


20 


1,500 00 


800 00 


9 


675 00 


360 00 


85 


6,375 00 


4,250 00 


53 


3,975 00 


1,325 00 


37 


2,775 00 


555 00 


36 


2,700 00 


1,800 00 


87 


6,300 00 


1,260 00 


56 


4,200 00 


840 00 


74 


-5,550 00 


5,550 00 


25 


1,875 00 


1,875 00 


51 


3,825 00 


765 00 


38 


2,850 00 


2,850 00 


66 


4,950 00 


990 00 


43 


3,225 00 


2,150 00 


49 


3,675 00 


4,900 00 


57 


4,275 00 


7,125 00 


44 


3,300 00 


4,400 00 


106 


7,950 00 


5,300 00 


46 


3,450 00 


6,900 00 



32 



Counties and Towns. 
Dukes County: 

Edgartown 
Essex County: 
Boxford 
Georgetown 
Groveland 
Merrimac . 
Middleton 
Rowley 

West Newbury 
Franklin County: 
Ashfield 
Bemardston 
Charlemont 
Colrain 
Conway 
Gill . 
Hawley 
Heath 
Leverett 
Leyden 
Monroe 
New Salem 
Northfield 
Rowe 

Shutesbury 
Sunderland 
Warwick . 
Wendell . 
Whately . 
Hampden County: 
Blandford 
Brimfield 
Chester 
East Longmeadow 

Granville . 

Hampden . 

Holland 

Monson 

Montgomery 

Southwick 

Tolland . 

Wales 

Wilbraham 
Hampshire County 

Belchertown 

Chesterfield 

Cummington 

Enfield . 

Goshen 

Granby 

Greenwich 

Huntington 

Middlefield 

Pelham 

Plainfield . 

Prescott 



P.D. 54. 



Miles 
of 


Allotment-. 


Road. 


State. 


Town. 


39 


125 00 


15,850 00 


51 


3,825 00 


3,825 00 


34 


2,550 00 


4,250 00 


30 


2,250 00 


4,500 00 


30 


2,250 00 


;>/_>r>o oo 


28 


2,100 00 


3,500 00 


30 


2,250 00 


3,750 00 


37 


2,775 00 


:;,700 00 


82 


6,150 00 


3,280 00 


41 


3,075 00 


2,050 00 


50 


3,750 00 


2,500 00 


87 


6,525 00 


6,525 00 


76 


5,700 00 


3,040 00 


36 


2,700 00 


2,700 00 


49 


3,675 00 


735 00 


:>! 


1.050 00 


1,350 00 


38 


2,850 00 


1,520 00 


41 


3,075 00 


1,025 00 


18 


1,350 00 


1,800 00 


64 


4,800 00 


1,600 00 


72 


5,400 00 


5,400 00 


41 


3,075 00 


1,025 00 


40 


3,000 00 


1,600 00 


34 


2,550 00 


3,400 00 


56 


4,200 00 


2,240 00 


47 


3,525 00 


3,525 00 


41 


3,075 00 


3,075 00 


83 


6,225 00 


3,320 00 


60 


4,500 00 


3,000 00 


66 


4,950 00 


3,300 00 


32 


2,400 00 


5,600 00 


75 


5,625 00 


3,000 00 


34 


2,550 00 


1,700 00 


30 


2,250 00 


450 00 


110 


8,250 00 


8,250 00 


28 


2,100 00 


700 00 


50 


3,750 00 


5,000 00 


42 


3,150 00 


1,050 00 


25 


1,875 00 


1,250 00 


42 


3,150 00 


7,350 00 


112 


8,400 00 


4,480 00 


58 


4,350 00 


1,450 00 


49 


3,675 00 


1,225 00 


37 


2,775 00 


2,775 00 


28 


2,100 00 


1,120 00 


46 


3,450 00 


3,450 00 


39 


2,925 00 


1,950 00 


39 


2,925 00 


3,900 00 


36 


2,700 00 


900 00 


40 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


48 


3,600 00 


720 00 


39 


2,925 00 


975 00 



P.D. 54. ' 33 

Miles 
of 

Counties and Towns. Road. 
Hampshire County — Concluded. 

Southampton 64 

Westhampton 48 

Williamsburg ' . . 42 

Worthington 71 

Middlesex County: 

Acton 57 

Ashby 57 

Ashland . - 38 

Boxborough 23 

Carlisle 41 

Dunstable 38 

Holliston 47 

Hopkinton 66 

Lincoln 39 

Littleton 42 

North Reading 28 

Sherborn 46 

Shirley . 44 

Stow 45 

Townsend 65 

Tyngsborough 35 

Wilmington 43 

Norfolk County: 

Bellingham 41 

Medfield 40 

Medway 43 

Norfolk 41 

Piainville 33 

Wrentham 44 

Plymouth County: 

Carver . 67 

Halifax 32 

Hanson 34 

Lakeville 45 

Norwell 48 

Pembroke 47 

Plympton 34 

Rochester 48 

West Bridgewater 41 

Worcester County: 

Ashburnham 77 

Berlin 39 

Bolton 53 

Boylston 40 

Brookfield 36 

Charlton 110 

Dana 45 

Douglas 70 

Harvard 56 

Holden 77 

Hubbardston 75 

Lunenburg 65 

Mendon 36 

New Braintree 49 

Northborough 47 

Oakham 45 



Allotments. 


State. 


Town. 


$4,800 00 


$2,560 00 


3,600 00 


1,200 00 


3,150 00 


4,200 00 


5,325 00 


1,775 00 


4,275 00 


7,125 00 


4,275 00 


4,275 00 


2,850 00 


6,650 00 


1,725 00 


1,150 00 


3,075 00 


2,050 00 


2,850 00 


1,900 00 


3,525 00 


8,225 00 


4,950 00 


6,600 00 


2,925 00 


5,850 00 


3,150 00 


5,250 00 


2,100 00 


4,200 00 


3,450 00 


5,750 00 


3,300 00 


6,600 00 


3,375 00 


4,500 00 


4,875 00 


6,500 00 


2,625 00 


2,625 00 


3,225 00 


7,525 00 


3,075 00 


5,125 00 


3,000 00 


7,000 00 


3,225 00 


7,525 00 


3,075 00 


4,100 00 


2,475 00 


4,950 00 


3,300 00 


5,500 00 


5,025 00 


6,700 00 


2,400 00 


3,200 00 


2,550 00 


5,950 00 


3,375 00 


4,500 00 


3,600 00 


4,800 00 


3,525 00 


4,700 00 


2,550 00 


1,700 00 


3,600 00 


3,600 00 


3,075 00 


6,150 00 


5,775 00 


5,775 00 


2,925 00 


2,925 00 


3,975 00 


2,650 00 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,700 00 


3,600 00 


8,250 00 


5,500 00 


3,375 00 


1,800 00 


5,250 00 


7,000 00 


4,200 00 


5,600 00 


5,775 00 


7,700 00 


5,625 00 


3,750 00 


4,875 00 


4,875 00 


2,700 00 


2,700 00 


3,675 00 


1,960 00 


3,525 00 


5,875 00 


3,375 00 


1,800 00 



34 



P.D. 54. 



















Miles 




of 


Allotments. 


Counties and Towns. Road. 


State. Town. 


Worcester County — Concluded. 




Paxton .... 


32 


$2,400 00 $1,600 00 


Petersham 
















71 


5,325 00 5,325 00 


Phillipston 
















41 


3,075 00 1,040 00 


Princeton . 
















72 


5,400 00 3,600 00 


Royalston 
















67 


5,025 00 3,350 00 


Rutland . 
















68 


5,100 00 3,400 00 


Sterling 
















72 


5,400 00 5,400 00 


Sturbridge 
















79 


5,925 00 3,950 00 


Sutton 
















85 


6,375 00 6,375 00 


Upton 
















59 


4,425 00 4,425 00 


West Boylston 














34 


2,550 00 4,260 00 


West Brookfield 














65 


4,875 00 4,875 00 


Westminster 
















77 


5,775 00 3,850 00 



The expenditures during 
Barnstable, $44,706.00 
Berkshire, $91,534.82 
Bristol, $31,511.53 
Dukes, $2,405.04 
Essex, $11,079.22 
Franklin, $81,726.87 



the year, in various counties were : — 
Hampden, $48,953.09 
Hampshire, $66,351.57 
Middlesex, $69,266.58 
Norfolk, $20,461.68 
Plymouth, $42,257.70 
Worcester, $162,755.80 
Total, $673,009.90 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Brewster, $3,833.04; Dennis, $9,272.51; Eastham, $3,- 
184.58; Harwich, $5,918.67; Mashpee, $3,949.25; Sandwich, $10,738.15; Truro, 
$4,874.07; Wellfleet, $2,935.73. 

Berkshire County. — Alford, $1,875.94; Becket, $5,116.56; Blandford, $9,328.46; 
Cheshire, $3,551.75; Egremont, $2,529.80; Florida, $3,197.44; Hancock, $2,966.62; 
Hinsdale, $3,385.89; Lanesborough, $2,984.32; Monterey, $4,662.40; Mt. Wash- 
ington, $1,406.86; New Ashford, $760.97; New Marlborough, $7,354.56; Otis, 
$4 903.11; Peru, $3,028.37; Richmond, $3,043.89; Sandisfield, $5,404.17; Savoy 
$3,670.98; Sheffield, $7,126.23; Tyringham, $1,965.66; Washington, $4,555.01; 
West Stockbridge, $3,320.73; Windsor, $5,395.10. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $3,635.75; Freetown, $4,143.07; Norton, $4,819.49; 
Raynham, $6,061.71; Rehoboth, $8,962.55; Swansea, $3,888.96. 

Dukes County. — Edgartown, $2,405.04. 

Essex County. — Boxford, $3,969.27; Groveland, $2,209.64; Middleton, $559.58; 
Rowley, $2,536.57; West Newbury, $1,804.16. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $6,482.35; Bernardston, $3,410.28; Charlemont, 
$3,945.78; Colrain, $7,186.95; Conway, $6,536.45; Gill, $2,959.34; Hawley, 
$4,143.07; Heath, $3,917.59; Leverett, $4,255.80; Leyden, $3,630.69; Monroe, 
$1607.36; New Salem, $5,636.83; Northfield, $5,580.46; Rowe, $3,494.83; 
Shutesbury, $3,551.20; Sunderland, $2,931.15; Warwick, $4,987.95; WendeU, 
$3,917.59; Whately, $3,551.20. 

Hampden County. — Brimfield, $5,039.50; Chester, $5,543.46; East Long- 
meadow, $2,621.12; Granville, $5,777.75; Hampden, $2,959,33; Monson, $10,- 
690.19; Montgomery, $2,551.20; Southwick, $4,255.80; Tolland, $4,160.39; 
Wales,' $2,225.91; Wilbraham, $3,128.44. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $9,047.10; Chesterfield, $4,813.93; Cum- 
mington $4,143.07; Enfield, $2,762.04; Goshen, $2,311.10; Granby, $3,692.12; 
Greenwich, $3,353.72; Huntington, $3,249.16; Middlefield, $2,471.02; Pelham, 
$3 776 67- Plainfield, $4,058.51; Prescott, $3,128.44; Southampton, $5,438.72; 
Westhampton, $3,748.49; Williamsburg, $3,663.94; Worthington, $6,693.54. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $4,622.20; Ashby, $4,706.70; Ashland, $3,184.81; 
Boxborough, $2,480.20; Carlisle, $3,607.57; Dunstable, $4,643.14; Holliston, 



P.D. 54. 35 

$4,199.43; Hopkinton, $6,510.53; Lincoln, $3,466.65; Littleton, $3,748.49; North 
Reading, $4,283.99; Sherborn, $3,889.40; Shirley, $3,833.04; Stow, $3,917.59- 
Townsend, $5,524.09; Tyngsborough, $2,873.24; Wilmington, $3,775.51. 

Norfolk County. — Bellingham, $3,466.65; Medfield, $3,382.10; Medway 
$3,635.75; Norfolk, $3,466.65; Plainville, $2,790.23; Wrentham, $3,720.30. 

Plymouth County. — Carver, $6,115.24; Halifax, $2,657.36; Hanson, $2,874.78; 
Lakeville, $5,231.37; Norwell, $4,058.52; Pembroke, $8,394.85; Plympton, 
$5,729.27; Rochester, $3,889.42; West Bridgewater, $3,306.89. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $7,934.71; Berlin, $4,524.16; Bolton, $4,- 
852.71; Boylston, $3,940.82; Brookfleld, $2,973.99; Charlton, $9,876.54; Dana, 
$3,716.42; Douglas, $5,552.86; Harvard, $4,736.29; Holden, $6,902.17; Holland 
$2,536.57; Hub'bardston, $6,669.51; Lunenburg, $6,310.07; Mendon, $3,976.03 
New Braintree, $4,825.13; Northborough, $4,980.96; Oakham, $4,062.98; Paxton 
$2,705.68; Petersham, $6,003.22; Phillipston, $3,891.40; Princeton, $7,388.40 
Royalston, $5,665.01; Rutland, $5,749.56; Sterling, $6,727.56; Sturbridge 
$7,384.97; Sutton, $7,691.39; Upton, $5,494.80; West Boylston, $3,161.45 
West Brookfleld, $4,932.22; Westminster, $7,588.22. 

CONTRACTS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 
IN ANTICIPATION OF AN APPROPRIATION. 

In Nov., 1924, preparations were made for advertising contracts under the 
provisions of section 27, chapter 29, General Laws as amended by chapter 387, 
Acts of 1923, for work to be done in various localities, preliminary to the making 
of contracts involving the expenditure by the Commonwealth of not exceeding 
$950,000, this amount being twenty-five per cent of the appropriation of $3,800,000 
for the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1924. The making of these contracts as afore- 
said was approved by the Governor and Council Nov. 26, 1924. 

STATE AID IN KEEPING CERTAIN HIGHWAYS OPEN DURING THE 

WINTER MONTHS. 

In accordance with chapter 3, Resolves of 1923, providing for an investigation 
by the Division of Highways into the question of snow and ice removal from high- 
ways, the Division filed its preliminary report under date of April 16, 1923 (printed 
as Senate No. 366), and its final report under date of Nov. 15, 1923 (printed as 
House No. 42 of 1924). The filing of this preliminary report was followed by the 
passage of chapter 482, Acts of 1923. 

The expenditure during the year ending Nov. 30, 1924, was $54,360.10. 

REGULATION OF TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAYS DURING THE WINTER 

OF 1923-1924. 

As provided in section 30, chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by chapter 
526, Acts of 1922, the Division adopted on Feb. 12 1924 regulations, and gave 
public notice thereof, providing that no person shall drive, operate or move any 
vehicle or object which with its load weighs more than ten thousand pounds over 
certain state highways during the season. These regulations were in effect in 
the following counties during the periods stated : — 

Barnstable, Bristol and Plymouth Counties, March 3 to March 31; Norfolk 
County, March 3 to April 16; Essex, Hampden, Middlesex and Worcester Coun- 
ties, March 10 to April 16; Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire Counties, March 
17 to May 3. 

REGULATION OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY 
OVER PUBLIC WAYS BY MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Chapter 457, Acts of 1924 amended chapter 90, General Laws, as follows: — 

" Section 31 A. The division after a public hearing may make, and may alter, 
rescind or add to, rules and regulations for the reasonable and proper control and 
regulation of the transportation by motor vehicle of personal property over the 



36 P.D. 54. 

ways of this commonwealth, except ways under the control of the metropolitan 
district commission. Said rules and regulations shall cover, among other matters 
which division may deem necessary or desirable, the fixing of routes with respect 
to the physical capacity of such ways to carry traffic; the establishment of the 
maximum weight of loads per commercial motor vehicle and per inch of tire in 
contact with the surface of such ways; the maximum dimensions of loads; and 
the regulation of the rate of speed of such vehicles over such ways. Said rules 
and regulations and any changes therein shall be subject to approval, and shall 
take effect, in the manner provided by section six of chapter sixteen. Any person 
convicted of a violation of any rule or regulation made under this section shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars, and in case of a second 
or subsequent offence the registration of the vehicle or vehicles involved shall be 
suspended for such length of time as the division may determine." 

Under date of Nov. 21, 1924, the Division adopted the following Rules and 
Regulations, to be in force on and after Jan. 1, 1925. 

Marking and Certificate. — The owner of every motor vehicle carrying persona] 
property shall have the owner's name plainly marked on each side of the body 
of such vehicle, and the owner of every such vehicle shall have its weight without 
load in pounds and its registered carrying capacity in tons of 2,000 pounds plainly 
marked on each side of the body near to the driver's seat in letters and figures 
not less than three-fourths of an inch in height. 

The operator of every motor vehicle carrying personal property shall carry a 
certificate of its weight signed by a sworn weigher, which shall upon request be 
open to the inspection of any police officer or any inspector or other person duly 
designated and authorized by this Division, and every such vehicle shall be re- 
weighed immediately after any change is made which affects its weight when 
unloaded and shall be re-marked accordingly. 

Loads. — The operator of every motor vehicle carrying personal property be- 
yond the limits of any one city or town, excepting those licensed as hawkers and 
peddlers under chapter 101 of the General Laws and operators of such vehicles 
engaged in the retail delivery of goods, shall carry a bill of lading or memorandum 
setting forth the weight of the load of such vehicle. 

Limit of Loads on Certain IVays. — No person shall operate a motor vehicle 
carrying personal property on any way in the County of Barnstable, County of 
Dukes County or County of Nantucket except while such way is under construc- 
tion, nor on any way in any other county not under the control of the Metropolitan 
District Commission, which may from time to time be designated and posted by 
this Division, the weight of which with its load is in excess of five hundred pounds 
per inch width of tire in contact with the way or in excess of twenty thousand 
pounds, except when operating such motor vehicle under authority of a permit 
issued under section 30 of chapter 85 of the General Laws, as amended. 

Carrying Capacity. — No person shall operate a motor vehicle carrying personal 
property on any way nor under the control of the Metropolitan District Commis- 
sion when the weight of the load exceeds the carrying capacity for which such 
vehicle is registered, except when operating such motor vehicle under authority of 
a permit issued under section 30 of chapter 85 of the General Laws, as amended. 

Speed. — No person shall operate a motor vehicle carrying personal property 
on any way not under the control of the Metropolitan District Commission at 
a speed in excess of fifteen miles per hour if its registered carrying capacity is over 
two tons, or in excess of twenty miles per hour if its registered carrying capacity 
is two tons or less. 

Posting. — The Division may post any ways upon which the weight of motor 
vehicles and loads is limited by these rules and regulations. 

The penalty for a violation of these rules and regulations is set forth in chapter 
457 of the Acts of 1924. 



P.D. 54. 37 

WARNING SIGNS OR LIGHTS AT CERTAIN DANGEROUS PLACES 

ON STATE HIGHWAYS. 

Chapter 428, Acts of 1924, amended chapter 81, General Laws, by inserting 
after section nineteen the following new section : — 

" Section 19A. The division shall erect at or near such crossings, underpasses 
and bridges on state highways as in its opinion are dangerous, suitable signs or 
lights to warn persons using the same at night of the danger. 

Section 2. For the purposes of the foregoing section the division may expend 
during the current year such sum, not exceeding three thousand dollars, as may 
be hereafter appropriated by the general court." 

In accordance with the provisions of this act, flashlight signals have been 
erected at the following new locations: — ■ 

In Palmer, 4 signals at the approaches to the narrow underpass under the 
Boston and Albany Railroad; in Oxford, 2 signals at approaches to the underpass 
under the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; in Walpole, 2 signals 
at the approach to the bridge over the New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; in Easton, 2 signals at the approach to the grade crossing of the New 
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; in Marshfield, 1 signal at the ap- 
proach to the bridge over the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. 

The total amount expended under this act is $2,587.60. 

TRAFFIC COUNT. 

The design of public highways, their types, widths, grades and alignment, as 
well as their construction and maintenance, are largely dependent upon the 
amount and character of the traffic to be accommodated. As early as 1909, the 
Massachusetts Highway Commission commenced recording by actual count the 
amount and character of traffic over the more important highways throughout 
the State. Since that time such records have been made every three years. 

The traffic count in the present year, in comparison with the data of previous 
years, indicates important developments in vehicular travel. Seventy-six observa- 
tion stations were chosen this year as important points in the highway system, 
sixty-three of which were identical with those of the count made in 1921, thus 
providing a fair basis for studying the recent developments in travel on the high- 
ways. It appears from this comparison that the total number of vehicles recorded 
in 1924 at these sixty-three like stations was almost exactly twice the number 
recorded in 1921. In addition to the stations selected on the State highways, data 
was obtained also for a number of stations in the metropolitan district at points 
selected by the Division of Metropolitan Planning. 

The previous counts have included many stations that were not used through- 
out these studies. Eighteen like stations have been included in all the traffic 
counts, which furnish a proper basis for comparison of developments in the longer 
period. The counts of 1921 and 1924 were made in the latter part of August, 
covering a period of one week. In the four previous counts data was obtained in 
August and October, but for comparison only the August figures are used, and 
consequently the conclusions are only for summer travel. Trucks and busses 
were not noted in 1909, but beginning in 1912 the records show that their use has 
increased until in 1924 they amounted to 9% of the vehicles counted. 

The maximum traffic was in the eastern part of the State, as would be expected, 
near the most populous sections, and particularly on the highways leading to the 
seashore resorts, such as Nantasket and Revere Beaches. On the routes to the 
South shore the traffic rapidly diminishes as the distance from Boston increases. 
On the North shore routes the traffic radiates from the cities and extends toward 
the beach resorts of Gloucester, Cape Ann and Salisbury. 

The_ trunk line routes across the State, — one from Boston through Worcester 
to Springfield, and the other via Fitchburg and Greenfield leading to the Mohawk 
Trail, as well as the Connecticut Valley routes, — indicate large volumes of 
traffic. 

In the western part of the State, in Berkshire county, the records show that 



38 P.D. 54. 

the average travel per station for those chosen was the lowest of all the districts 
in the State, yet the percentage increase over the count made in 1921 for the 
seven like -tat ion- was the greatest, due to the improved roads constructed within 
the past few years. The Lenox-Pittsfield highway, however, ranks well in num- 
ber of vehicles with the routes across the State. The maximum traffic in this 
part of the State occurs late in September and early October, when a count would 
show marked increases in comparison with the August count when the shore 
traffic is at its height. 

The comparison of records and deductions for the eighteen like stations used 
in all the traffic counts shows that the average number of vehicles per day passing 
a station has increased remarkably at each successive count. In 1909 the average 
number of vehicles per station per day was 270; in 1912. 430 vehicles: in 1915, 
760 vehicles; in 1918, 1.1M) vehicles; in 1921. 1.950 vehicles: and in 1924, 3.721 
vehicle-. 

Some of the principal figures of interest in the 1924 count are as follows: — 

Number of observation stations on State highways 76 

Total of the daily average number of vehicle- passing all stations . . 259.102 
Classified as : 

(1) Automobiles 232.20s 

2 Trucks 23.754 

(3) Motor busses 

4 Motorcycles 2.244 

Registration classification : 

(5) Automobiles 

(a) Mass. registration 194.376 

(6) Outside Mass. registration 37.836 

(6) Trucks 

(c) Mass. registration 22,640 

(d) Outside Mass. registration . . 1.114 

Maximum daily average number of vehicles passing a station (Fellsway. 

South oi Revere Beach Parkway. Metropolitan Park Boulevard) 17.715 

Daily average per station for the IS like stations 3.721 

Cars bearing out-of-state registrations were most numerous at points located 
near the State boundaries and on the main highway- leading to the large cities. 
According to the 1924 traffic count, in Berkshire county 41 c 7 of the automobiles 
were of out-of-state registrations: the figures for Franklin and Hampden coun- 
ties being 27^ : and for Worcester county. 17%. For the whole State, as indi- 
cated by the 76 stations, the out-of-state cars were 16°^ of the total. For auto 
truck and motor bus traffic the figures are. — Berkshire county. 11%; and for 
Franklin and Hampden counties. 9%. In the rest of the State the percentage 
decreased toward the eastern part, with less than 1°^ for Plymouth and Barnsta- 
ble counties. 

On a particular route, such as the Boston-Providence highway, 18% of the 
automobiles counted at Wrentham were out-of-state cars, and at Dedham the 
proportion was ll c 7: 15 f ~ of the trucks were in the same classification. On the 
Lowell-Manchester X. H.) highway at Tyngsborough, 44^ of the motor trucks 
were out-of-state truck-, and on the portion of this route at Tewksbury. 14% 
were out-of-state trucks. For the entire State only 5^ of the trucks coimted were 
not of Massachusetts registration. 

The method of making the traffic count was as follows: — observers were en- 
gaged to record all vehicles passing each observation station for fourteen hours a 
day 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ) for seven consecutive days beginning Aug. 24. 1924. Card 
records were made to indicate the number of vehicles passing, their types and 
whether or not of Massachusetts registration. This data was later tabulated and 
computations were made to show the total daily average number of vehicles 
passing each station, as well as the average number of motor cycles, passenger 
cars and trucks, together with the percentages of each class. 



P.D. 54. 39 

THE REGULATION OF ADVERTISING SIGNS AND DEVICES WITHIN 

THE PUBLIC VIEW. 

(Sections 29-33, Chapter 93, General Laws as amended.) 

Legislation. — By chapter 85, Acts of 1924, section 32 of chapter 93, General 
Laws was amended and prohibits advertising signs or devices on certain structures 
of or used by common carriers. By chapter 327, Acts of 1924, section 29 of said 
chapter 93 was amended in relation to the regulation of billboards, etc., by cities 
and towns. 

By chapter 334, Acts of 1924, section 30 of said chapter 93 was amended by 
striking out, in the ninth and tenth lines, the words "then existing", and by insert- 
ing after the word "let" in the thirteenth line the words "and which contain no 
other advertising matter." 

By chapter 490, Acts of 1924, said chapter 93 was amended by inserting after 
section 30 a new section, as follows: "Section 30A. Any billboard, sign or other 
device erected after August twentieth, nineteen hundred and twenty, without 
the authorization or permit of the division in cases where such authorization or 
permit is required or maintained after said date in violation of any rule or regu- 
lation of the division shall be deemed a nuisance. Said division shall have the 
same power to abate and remove any such nuisance as is given to the board of 
health of a town under sections one hundred and twenty-three to one hundred and 
twenty-five, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and eleven, and the provisions of 
said sections shall, so far as applicable, apply in the case of a nuisance as herein 
denned. The remedy herein provided shall be in addition to any other remedy 
provided by law." 

Rules and Regulations. — Jan. 24, 1924, the Division adopted the following 
new rules and regulations, superseding those previously adopted in 1920 and 
1921. 

Applications, Licenses and Permits. — From April 1, 1921 to Nov. 30, 1924, 
applications for permits to the number of 13,536 were received. From Dec. 1, 
1923 to Nov. 30, 1924, the applications amounted to 615, of which 275 were 
approved and permits granted for the erection of advertising signs. 

The total number of permits granted from Apr. 1, 1921 to Nov. 30, 1924, for 
the maintenance of outdoor advertising signs was 6,939, and from Dec. 1, 1923 
to Nov. 30, 1924. was 386. 

The total number of permits cancelled up to Nov. 30, 1924 by advertisers, for 
the reason that the use of certain locations could not be continued, was 1,178. 

On Nov. 30, 1924, the number of permits in force was 1,293. 

Applications to the number of 456, for the erection of new signs where the 
locations would be in violation of the rules and regulations of 1924 aforesaid, 
were disapproved by the division; also 103 applications for the erection of such 
signs, for reasons other than a violation of such rules and regulations with respect 
to size, and location from the highway. 

Of the number of permits which by the terms thereof were to expire July 1, 
1924, 4,811 were returned to the division for renewal and 1,073 returned with the 
request that they be cancelled. 

The division also disapproved 3,751 applications for renewal, as the size of the 
sign or its location with respect to its distance from the highway would be in viola- 
tion of the rules and regulations of 1924 aforesaid. 

Applications for renewal of permits to the number of 1,054 were approved by 
the division to be in force until June 30, 1925. 

During the year 47 individuals and others were granted licenses to engage in 
the business of advertising by means of outdoor advertising signs. 

Removal of Signs. — The division, acting under the provisions of chapter 490, 
Acts of 1924 aforesaid, ordered various owners of property and signs to abate as 
a nuisance any signs which had been erected since Aug. 20, 1920, in violation of 
existing rules and regulations. 

Ordinances and By-Laws. — The following towns submitted drafts of by-laws 
which were approved by the division: Amherst, Concord, Grafton, Great Bar- 
rington, Sharon, Sudbury, Wayland and Winchester. 



40 P.D.54. 

The receipts for the year ending Nov. 30, 1923 were §10,424.05, and the ex- 
penditures for the same period were $9,249. 

The receipts for the year ending Nov. 30, 1924 were $15,921.47, and the ex- 
penditures for the same period were 88,518.36. 

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE CONTROL AND RESTRICTION 
OF BILLBOARDS, SIGNS AND OTHER ADVERTISING DEVICES. 

Section 1. Licenses. 

A. No person, firm, association or corporation shall engage in the buednesE 
outdoor advertising in this Commonwealth by means of billboards, Bigna or other 
advertising devices without first obtaining a License therefor from the Division 
of Highways of the Department of Public Works, hereinafter referred to as the 
Division. 

B. Applications for Licenses shall be made on forms furnished by the Division 
and shall be accompanied by a fee of fifty (50) dollars. 

C. Licenses granted under the provisions of this section Bhall be in force for 
one year from their date unless sooner revoked by the Division. 

D. Applications for the renewal of Licenses granted under the provisions of 
this section shall be made not later than thirty (30) days prior to the date of 
expiration and shall be accompanied by a fee of fifty (50) dollars. 

E. The Division reserves the right to revoke any License granted by it under 
the provisions of this section. 

Section 2. Permits to Persons engaged in carrying on the Business of 

Outdoor Advertising. 

A. No person, firm, association or corporation engaged in carrying on the 
business of outdoor advertising shall post, erect, display or maintain within pub- 
lic view from any highway, public park or reservation any billboard, sign or other 
advertising device, except as hereinafter provided. 

B. No billboard, sign or other advertising device shall be posted, erected or 
displayed on any property until the consent of the owner thereof, or the tenant 
has been obtained, and an application filed with the Division, together with a 
sketch showing the exact location, and a Permit therefor has been granted by 
the Division. 

C. Applications and sketches under this section shall be made on forms fur- 
nished by the Division. 

D. Upon receipt by the Division of an application for a Permit to post, erect 
or maintain a billboard, sign or other advertising device under this section, notice 
thereof and a copy of the application will be sent by the Division to the city or 
town where such billboard, sign or other advertising device is to be located. If 
the city or town objects to the location it shall, within thirty (30) days from the 
date of said notice, file with the Division its objections, in writing, and thereupon 
the Division will notify the applicant, who will be allowed ten (10) days from the 
date of such notice to file reasons, if any, why a Permit should be granted. A 
hearing may be given by the Division before final action is taken upon such 
application. 

E. Every billboard and sign erected under this section shall bear the number 
of the Permit authorizing its erection, and such number shall be painted in figures 
not less than two and one-half (2|) inches in height, upon and in the following 
named parts of such billboards and signs: Poster Boards, — on the top mould- 
ing, at the left hand end. Painted Boards, — in the lower left hand corner. Signs 
erected on a single post, — on the face of the post under the sign. 

F. Applications for Permits under this section shall be accompanied by a fee 
of two (2) dollars, to be known as the examination fee. Upon the issuance of a 
Permit an additional fee of two (2) dollars, to be known as the inspection fee, 
shall be paid by the permittee within ten (10) days from the date of the permit. 

G. All Permits granted under this section shall expire June 30 next following 
the date thereof, unless sooner revoked by the Division. 

H. Application for the renewal of a Permit granted under this section shall 



P.D. 54. , 41 

be made not later than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of such Permit, 
and shall be accompanied by a fee of two (2) dollars, to be known as the renewal 
fee. Upon the issuance of a Permit in renewal an additional fee of two (2) dollars 
to be known as the renewal inspection fee, shall be paid by the permittee within 
ten (10) days from the date of the receipt of the Permit in renewal. 

I. The Division reserves the right to revoke for cause a Permit granted by it 
under the provisions of this section. 

J. All billboards, signs or other advertising devices erected under the provi- 
sions of this section shall be removed within ninety (90) days from the date of 
expiration or revocation of the Permits under which they were erected. 

Section 3. Permits to Persons not engaged in carrying on the Business 

of Outdoor Advertising. 

A. No person, firm, association or corporation not engaged in carrying on the 
business of outdoor advertising shall post, erect, display or maintain within pub- 
lic view from any highway, public park or reservation any billboard, sign or 
other advertising device, except as hereinafter provided. 

B. No billboard, sign or other advertising device shall be posted, erected or 
displayed on any property until an application has been filed with the Division, 
a Permit therefor granted by the Division, and the consent of the owner thereof, 
or the tenant, has been obtained. 

C. Applications under this section shallbe made on forms furnished by the 
Division. 

D. Permits granted under this section may be either permanent or temporary : — 

(1) Permanent Permits may be granted under the various provisions of 
Section 2. 

(2) Temporary Permits may allow the posting, erection, display or maintenance 
of signs or other advertising devices for such period as the Division may prescribe. 
A fee of one (1) dollar will be charged for Permits issued under this section, with 
an additional charge of one cent for a period of thirty (30) days for every seven 
(7) square feet or fraction thereof, provided, however, that signs or other ad- 
vertising devices under seven (7) square feet in area shall be considered as having 
an area of seven (7) square feet for the purpose of computing the additional charge 
to be made under the Permit, and only one sign or other advertising device con- 
taining the same advertising matter shall be placed on the same structure. The 
locations for all signs or other advertising devices to be erected or posted under 
the provisions of this section, shall be subject to approval by the Mayor and 
Aldermen, if in a city, and the Board of Selectmen, if in a town. 

E. All signs or other advertising devices posted, erected, displayed or main- 
tained under a temporary Permit shall be removed by the permittee not later 
than fourteen (14) days from the expiration of such Permit. 

F. The Division reserves the right to revoke for cause a Permit issued by it 
under the provisions of this section. 

Section 4. Locations. 

A. No outdoor advertising will be permitted within the limits of any public 
way except as provided in Section 8 of Chapter 85 of the General Laws. 

B. No Permits will be issued for outdoor advertising in any location which is 
within three hundred (300) feet of any public park or reservation, if within view 
of any portion of the same, except that the Division may grant Permits for the 
maintenance of billboards, signs or other advertising devices in any such location, 
which may be for a period not later than June 30, 1925; and may also grant Per- 
mits for the location of electrical display signs on buildings in any such location, 
under such restrictions as the Division may impose. 

C. No outdoor advertising shall be painted or affixed upon any rock or tree. 
No outdoor advertising shall be painted or affixed upon any fence or pole within 

fifty (50) feet of any public way nor directly on the wall of any building. 



42 P.D. 54. 

Section 5. Character, Size and Maintenance. 

A. All billboards, signs or other advertising devices shall be of such dimen- 
sions and material as the Division may prescribe. 

B. The Division reserves the right to require the permittee to remove from 
any billboard, sign or other advertising device any matter displayed thereon 
which, in the opinion of the Division, is objectionable 

C. No renewal Permit will be granted for the further maintenance of any 
billboard, sign or other advertising device unless the front, back, braces, anchors 
and lattice work thereof are painted and kept in proper condition. 

D. It shall be the duty of the permittee maintaining a billboard, sign or other 
advertising device, to keep the same, and the ground about it, free from all rubbish 
or from any material used in connection therewith which, in the opinon of the 
Division, is objectionable. 

Section' 6. Restriction-. 

A. No Permit will be granted for the location or maintenance of billboards, 
signs or other advertising device- near certain public way- where, in the opinion 
of the Division, having regard to the health and safety of the public, the danger 
of fire, and the unusual scenic beauty of the territory, signs would be particularly 
harmful to the public welfare. 

B. No Permit will be granted for the location, erection or maintenance of any 
billboard, sign or other advertising device within a radius of one hundred and 
fifty (150) feet from the point where the center line- of two or more public ways 
intersect. This provision shall not apply to districts which the Division may de- 
termine are of a business character. 

C. No billboard, sign or other advertising device -hall be erected, displayed or 
maintained in any block in which one-half of the building- on both side- of the 
street are used exclusively for residential purposes, except that if the written con- 
sent of the owners of a majority of the frontage on both sides of the street in such 
block is obtained and is attached to the application for a Permit to erect, display 
or maintain such billboard, sign or other advertising device, the Division may 
permit the erection, display or maintenance of the same. 

D. No Permit will be granted for the erection or maintenance of any billboard, 
sign or other advertising device if said billboard, sign or other advertising device 
is to be located: — 

(1) Nearer than fifty (50) feet to the boundary line of any public way; 

(2) Nearer than one hundred (100) feet to the boundary line of any public 
way, if within view of any portion of the same, if said billboard, sign or other 
advertising device exceeds an area of thirty-two (32) square feet; 

(3) Nearer than three hundred (300) feet to the boundary line of any public 
way, if within view of any portion of the same, if said billboard, sign or other ad- 
vertising device exceeds a length of twentv-five (25) feet or a height of twelve 
(12) feet; 

(4) In any event if said billboard, sign or other advertising device exceeds a 
length of fifty (50) feet or a height of twelve (12) feet; except that the Division 
may permit the erection of billboards, signs or other advertising devices w r hich 
do not exceed forty (40) feet in length and fifteen (15) feet in height if not nearer 
than three hundred (300) feet to the boundary line of any public way. 

Provided, however, that this paragraph shall not apply to districts which the 
Division may determine are of a business character. 

E. No Permit shall be granted for the erection of a billboard, sign or other 
advertising device which will, in the judgment of the Division, obstruct the visi- 
bility of another sign. 

F. No billboards, signs or other advertising devices shall be ^located nearer 
to other billboards, signs or other advertising devices than fifty (50) feet, unless 
said billboards, signs or other advertising devices are placed back to back. Pro- 
vided, however, that this provision shall not apply to districts which the Division 
may determine are of a business character. 



P.D. 54. » 43 

Section 7. Removals. 

All billboards, signs or other advertising devices, except those exempted by 
Sections 30 and 32 of Chapter 93 of the General Laws, whether erected prior to 
the adoption of these rules and regulations or not, unless maintained under a 
Permit issued pursuant thereto, shall be removed on or before the first day of 
July, 1925, unless the Division shall extend the time of such removal; but such 
time for removal shall not, in any event, be extended beyond the first day of 
July, 1927. 

Section 8. Form of Ordinance or By-Law. 

To the end that ordinances and by-laws of cities and towns regulating outdoor 
advertising shall be, as far as possible, uniform in their provisions, the Division 
will approve any ordinance or by-law properly adopted by any city or town which 
is substantially in the form following: 

No person, firm, association or corporation shall erect, display or maintain a 
billboard, sign or other outdoor advertising device, except those exempted by 
Sections 30 and 32 of Chapter 93 of the General Laws, — 

(a) Within fifty (50) feet of any public way; 

(b) Within three hundred (300) feet of any public park, playground or other 
public grounds, if within view of any portion of the same; 

(c) Nearer than fifty (50) feet to any other such billboard, sign or other ad- 
vertising device, unless said billboards, signs or other advertising devices are 
placed back to back; 

(d) On any location at the corner of any public ways and within a radius of 
one hundred and fifty (150) feet from the point where the center lines of such 
ways intersect; 

(e) Nearer than one hundred (100) feet to any public way, if within view of 
any portion of the same, if such billboard, sign or other advertising device shall 
exceed a length of eight (8) feet or a height of four (4) feet; 

(/) Nearer than three hundred (300) feet to any public way, if within view of 
any portion of the same, if such billboard, sign or other advertising device shall 
exceed a length of twenty-five (25) feet or a height of twelve (12) feet; 

ig) In any event if such billboard, sign or other advertising device shall exceed 
a length of fifty (50) feet or a height of twelve (12) feet; except that the (Mayor 
and Aldermen or the Selectmen) may permit the erection of billboards, signs or 
other advertising devices which do not exceed forty (40) feet in length and fifteen 
(15) feet in height if not nearer than three hundred (300) feet to the boundary 
line of any public way. 

(h) No billboard, sign or other advertising device shall be erected, displayed 
or maintained in any block in which one-half of the buildings on both sides of the 
street are used exclusively for residential purposes ; except that this provision shall 
not apply if the written consent of the owners of a majority of the frontage on 
both sides of the street in such block is first obtained and is filed with the Division 
of Highways of the Department of Public Works, together with the application 
for a Permit for such billboard, sign or other advertising device. 

(i) No billboard, sign or other advertising device shall be erected, displayed 
or maintained until a Permit therefor has been issued by the Division of High- 
ways of the Department of Public Works pursuant to the following provisions: 
Upon receipt from said Division of a notice that application for a Permit to erect, 
display or maintain a billboard, sign or other advertising device within the limits 
of (city or town) has been received by it, the (Board of Aldermen or the Select- 
men) shall hold a public hearing on said application in (city or town) notice of 
which shall be given by posting the same in three or more public places in said 
(city or town) at least one week before the date of such hearing. A written state- 
ment as to the results thereof, shall be forwarded to the Division, containing, 
in the event of a disapproval of such application, the reasons therefor, within 
thirty days from the date of notice to the (city or town) that an application for 
such a Permit had been made. 

The provisions of (a), (c), (d), (e), (/) and (g) shall not apply to districts which 



44 P.D. 54. 

the (Mayor and Aldermen or Selectmen) may determine are of a business charac- 
ter. (This limitation may be omitted from Ordinances or By-Laws, if desired.) 

This (Ordinance or By-Law) shall not apply to signs or other devices which 
advertise or indicate either the person occupying the premises in question or the 
business transacted thereon, or advertise the property itself or any part thereof 
as for sale or to let; and provided further that this (Ordinance or By-Law) shall 
not apply to billboards, signs or other advertising devices legally maintained, at 
the time of its approval by the Attorney-General, until one year from the first 
day of July following such approval. 

Whoever violates any of the provisions of this (Ordinance or By-Law) shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred (100) dollars, and whoever, 
after conviction for such violation, unlawfully maintains such billboard, sign or 
other outdoor advertising device for twenty (20) days thereafter shall be pun- 
ished by a fine of not more than five hundred (500) dollars. 

If any provision of this (Ordinance or By-Law) is declared unconstitutional or 
illegal by final judgment, order or decree of the Supreme Judicial Court of the 
Commonwealth, the validity of the remaining provisions of this (Ordinance or 
By-Law) shall not be affected thereby. 

Section 9. 

These Rules and Regulations repeal all previous Rules and Regulations made 
and adopted by the Division under the provisions of Section 29, Chapter 93 of 
the General Laws, and shall be in effect January 24, 1924. 

SALE OF MAPS. 

Under authority of Section 1, Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by sec- 
tion 1, Chapter 57, Acts of 1923, 159 copies of the road map of Massachusetts, 
edition of 1922, have been sold during the year ending Nov. 30, 1924, for which 
$79.50 was received and paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION. 
Division of Highways. 

Expenditures of State Funds on Town and County ^Yays. 

The Division recommends that section twenty-three of chapter eighty-one of 
the General Laws be amended so that action by the Division shall be permissive 
instead of mandatory with respect to the making of allotments for certain towns; 
and also amended by providing that any sum so allotted shall be used for the pur- 
poses specified by the Division. 

The Division also recommends that sections thirty-four of chapter ninety of the 
General Laws be further amended by providing that sums allotted to towns to be 
used on town and county ways or sums used in conjunction with the sums ap- 
propriated by the town and allotted by the county commissioners or either of them, 
shall be used for the purposes specified by the Division. 

Alteration of Location of Street Railways on State Highways. 

It appears necessary and desirable that the Division should have additional 
authority to issue an Order to a street railway company with respect to any 
necessary alteration of its location on a State highway without the written ac- 
ceptance of an alteration now required under the present law, and if such com- 
pany fails to comply with such Order within the time specified the Division 
may carry out the work at the expense of such company, such expense to be re- 
covered in tort. 



P.D. 54. 45 

Further to regulate the Granting of Licenses for the Sale of Crude Petroleum on Land 

adjoining State Highways. 
In the interests of public safety, especially for minimizing the danger resulting 
from the erection of buildings in certain localities on land adjoining State high- 
ways and to prevent unnecessary interference with public travel on such highways, 
which in some cases, is caused by motor vehicles stopping opposite to and near 
buildings which have been erected under permits or licenses for the keeping 
storage or sale of crude petroleum or any of its products, the Division renews its 
recommendation of last year. 



46 



APPENDIX. 

Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1923 to Nov. 30, 1924. 



P.D. 54. 





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Excavation. 


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Abington .... 


W. Rox. Trap Rock Co. . 


$1 25 


$1 25 


$4 00 


$25 00 


$0 16 


_ 




Agawam .... 


Lane Const. Corp. 


1 25 


- 


2 00 


25 00 


15 


- 


$11 50 


Amherst, Pelham, Belchcr- 


Lane Const. Corp. 


1 15 


1 15 


2 00 


25 00 


14 


- 


- 


town 


















Ashland .... 


Geo. S. Allen 


1 00 


1 00 


4 00 


18 00 


- 


- 


- 


Auburn .... 


Chas. A. Haggerty 


1 35 


1.35 


4 00 


25 00 


20 


- 


12 90 


Ayer 


Crowley Bros. 


1 16 


- 


- 


- 


18 


- 


- 


Barnstable .... 


Luke S. White, Inc. . 


1 50 


1 25 


- 


14 50 


20 


- 


- 


Barnstable (So.) . 


Herbert L. Thomas . 


1 50 


1 50 


2 00 


20 00 


25 


- 


- 


Barnstable .... 


S. W. Laurence . 


1 00 


1 00 


4 00 


20 00 


20 


- 


- 


Barre 


Chas. E. Home . 


1 60 


1 25 


4 00 


25 00 


18 


- 


- 


Barre ..... 


Amos D. Bridge's Sons, Inc. 


1 30 


1 50 


4 00 


25 00 


16 


- 


- 


Boylston .... 


Chas. E. Home . 


1 20 


- 


4 00 


25 00 


17 


- 


- 


Bridgewater 


Powers Bros. 


1 00 


1 00 


3 00 


20 00 


15 


- 


- 


Brimfield 


D'Onfro Bros., Inc. 


1 00 


90 


4 00 


30 00 


- 


- 


- 


Brookfield-EastBrookfield . 


Carlo Bianchi & Co., Inc. . 


1 75 


1 35 


2 00 


25 00 


17 


- 


13 25 


Canton .... 


Reynolds Bros., Inc. . 


l 30 


- 


3 00 


20 00 


14 


- 


- 


Chatham .... 


S. W. Laurence . 


1 25 


1 10 


4 00 


15 00 


20 


- 


- 


Ohelmsford-Tyngsborough . 


Et. II. Newell Co. 


1 40 


- 


6 00 


25 00 


15 


- 


- 


Chester .... 


Lawrence J. Kelleher . 


1 50 


1 65 


4 25 


- 


18 


- 


- 


Chester .... 


D. W. Dwyer 


2 25 


1 50 


5 00 


20 00 


16 


- 


- 


Danvers .... 


Welch & Moynihan 


1 35 


- 


5 00 


25 00 


() IT, 


- 


12 00 


Dighton-Somerset 


Canedy Const. Co., Inc. 


1 25 


1 20 


6 50 


20 00 


125 


- 


12 50 


Dracut . . . 


Antonio Pallatto 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14 


SO 14 


- 


Dudley .... 


C. Bianchi A: Co., Inc. 


1 65 


- 


6 00 


- 


- 


- 


14 00 


East Bridgewater 


Bradford Weston 


1 25 


- 


5 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


- 


East Bridgewater 


Adam McCordick 


1 10 


- 


4 00 


15 00 


- 


- 


- 


Essex-Ipswich 


Cenedella & Co. . 


1 30 


1 30 


5 00 


25 00 


16 


- 


- 


Foxborough 


MoitoII iSc Fiorle . 


1 25 


- 


4 00 


• - 


14* 


- 


- 


Framingham 


Middlesex Const. Co. . 


1 50 


1 35 


5 00 


25 00 


17 


- 


- 


Freetown .... 


Zebulon L. Canedy 


1 25 


- 


7 00 


- 


15 


- 


- 


Freetown .... 


C. Bianchi & Co., Inc. 


1 50 


1 00 


4 00 


25 00 


145 


- 


- 


Gill 


Lawrence J. Kelleher . 


1 25 


1 25 


4 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Grafton .... 


Middlesex Const. Co. . 


1 50 


1 35 


5 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


12 50 


Grafton .... 


Chas. E. Home . 


1 35 


1 35 


3 00 


25 00 


18 


- 


- 


Groveland .... 


Greenough Const. Co. 


1 50 


1 20 


4 00 


20 00 


15 


- 


- 


Hanson .... 


Washburn & Sheridan Const. 

Co. 
Greenough Const. Co. 


1 20 


1 20 


5 00 


20 00 


16 


- 


- 


Harvard .... 


1 35 


_ 


5 00 


20 00 


15 


- 


- 


Harwich .... 


Wm. A. Jones 


1 25 


1 25 


2 00 


- 


25 


- 


- 


Haverhill .... 


Luigi C. Carchia 


1 50 


1 50 


10 00 


20 00 


18 


- 


13 00 


Hingham .... 


A. W. Loud 


2 00 


2 00 


4 50 


30 00 


25 


- 


- 


Hinsdale .... 


Hoyt Const. Co. 


2 00 


1 45 


10 00 


16 00 


40 


- 


- 


Holbrook .... 


Powers Bros. 


1 40 


- 


5 00 


- 


14 


- 


- 


Holyoke-Easthampton 


Daniel O'ConneL's Sons 


1 40 


- 


3 50 


26 00 


16 


- 


11 75 


Lakeville .... 


Zebulon L. Canedy . 


85 


1 00 


3 00 


10 00 


14 


- 


- 


Lakeville .... 


Perini & Sons, Inc. 


1 60 


1 25 


4 50 


25 00 


18 


- 


13 00 


Lee 


Lane Const. Corp. 


85 


- 


2 00 


30 00 


- 


- 


12 00 


Lenox ..... 


C. W. Blakeslee & Sons . 


1 35 


- 


4 50 


30 00 


21 


- 


12 95 


Lowell-Chelmsford 


Thos. G. Jewett, Jr., Inc. . 


1 40 


1 40 


4 00 


30 00 


16 


- 


13 00 


Lunenburg .... 


C. J. Sweeney 


1 25 


- 


4 00 


25 00 


- 


15 


- 


Marblehead .... 


Rowe Contracting Co. 


1 50 


- 


10 00 


- 


0.145 


- 


- 


Marlborough 


John A. Gaffey & Son 


1 35 


- 


6 00 


- 


- 


- 


13 50 


Mashpee-Sandwich 


Gould & Spencer 


1 25 


- 


4 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Medway .... 


Wm. H. Hinman 


1 50 


- 


4 00 


- 


— 


- 


- 


Methuen .... 


Thos. G. Jewett, Jr., Inc. . 


1 30 


1 30 


4 00 


30 00 


16 


- 


- 


Methuen .... 


J. E. Watkins 


80 


1 00 


4 00 


20 00 


15 


- 


- 


Middleborough . 


Byron C. Jordan 


1 25 


1 15 


3 50 


15 00 


15 


- 


- 


Nantucket .... 


Michael F. Roach 


90 


95 


- 


— 


20 


- 


- 


New Braintree 


C. E. Home 


1 40 


- 


3 00 


25 00 


175 


- 


- 


Norfolk .... 


Washburn & Sheridan Const 

Co. 
Luigi C. Carchia 


1 25 


- 


5 00 


- 


- 


18 


- 


N. Andover-Lawrence 


80 


90 


4 00 


20 00 


18 


- 


11 00 


Norwell .... 


Bradford Weston 


1 25 


- 


5 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


- 


Norwood-Walpole 


Alco Const. Co., Inc. . 


1 60 


- 


2 00 


20 00 


14 


- 


12 00 


Orange .... 


Gould & Spencer 


1 50 


1 60 


6 00 


- 


19 


- 


- 


Oxford ..... 


John Laurenzi 


1 35 


- 


4 00 


30 00 


18 


- 


— ' 


Palmer-Monson . 


Carl B. Lindholm Co. 


1 25 


90 


3 50 


30 00 


18 


- 


- 


Pembroke .... 


Angelo Susi & Co. 


1 30 


1 50 


2 00 


20 00 


15 


- 


- 


Plymouth .... 


R. H. Newell Co. 


1 25 


1 25 


4 00 


30 00 


17 


- 


— 


Plymouth .... 


Michael F. Roach 


1 25 


90 


4 00 


25 00 


18 


- 


- 


Plympton .... 


Otis R. Mann 


1 45 


- 


5 00 


20 00 


25 


- 


- 


Randolph .... 


Powers Bros. 


1 40 




5 00 




14 







54. 



47 



APPENDIX. 



Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1923 to Nov. 30, 1924. 





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2 00 


- 


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75 


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S5 00 


85 00 


530 00 


- 


3 00 


- 


1 50 


$2 00 


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1 15 












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1 75 


4 00 


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75 


- 


5 00 


80 00 


- 


1 35 


4 00 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


6 00 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


10 00 


- 


41 00 


- 




_ 


_ 


_ 


6 00 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


- 


100 00 


- 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


4 10 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 00 


- 


- 


S3 00 


1 00 


2 80 


- 


- 


35 00 


1 50 


4 15 


SI 75 


1 75 


_ 




- 


- 


- 


- 


3 00 


5 00 


90 00 


35 00 


2 00 


4 38 






_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 00 


- 


- 


35 00 


1 15 


3 10 


_ 


1 50 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


100 00 


- 


1 25 








_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


60 


- 


5 00 


- 


30 00 


90 


4 00 




_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


1 00 


- 


5 00 


100 00 


35 00 


1 40 


3 40 


1 25 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


50 


2 75 


- 


75 00 


- 


1 50 






1 00 


1 25 


1 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


5 00 


80 00 


- 


- 


3 70 


1 00 


1 25 


1 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


100 00 


35 00 


1 40 


4 25 




_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 00 


- 


- 


- 


2 00 


3 50 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


70 


2 75 


5 00 


- 


30 00 


2 00 


2 90 




_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


75 


- 


- 


85 00 


- 


1 50 


3 30 


1 50 


1 75 


- 


. 4 50 


- 


- 


• - 


90 


- 


5 00 


90 00 


40 00 


1 25 


3 45 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 75 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 00 


_ 


- 


- 


75 


- 


- 


- 


24 00 


1 20 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 60 


_ 


- 


- 


70 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 15 


3 60 


2 00 


2 25 


_ 




- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


5 00 


90 00 


35 00 


1 60 


2 75 




2 00 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


80 


1 90 


- 


80 00 


- 


1 40 


3 80 


1 50 


1 55 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


90 


- 


- 


100 00 


- 


1 35 


3 00 


2 00 


2 10 


2 40 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 25 


- 


85 00 


- 


1 50 


3 85 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 35 




_ 


_ 


_ 


2 25 


- 


- 


- 


50 


2 80 


- 


- 


35 00 


2 10 


_ 


1 25 


_ 


1 75 


1 75 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


80 00 


- 


1 35 


3 90 




_ 




2 00 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


3 00 


- 


90 00 


35 00 


1 35 


3 50 


_ 


_ 


_ 




- 


- 


- 


60 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 20 


3 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 75 


70 


- 


- 


- 


27 00 


— 


3 85 








2 00 


_ 


2 50 


3 00 


_ 


2 50 


_ 


_ 


- 


1 95 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 20 


_ 


- 


- 


70 


- 


- 


100 00 


- 


- 


4 25 


_ 


_ 


_ 




- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


6 00 


100 00 


- 


1 50 


4 00 


_ 


2 50 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 25 


_ 


_ 


2 25 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


85 




- 


- 


29 50 


1 75 


3 60 


1 40 


1 50 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


70 


3 00 


- 


80 00 


- 


1 40 


3 20 




1 60 


2 25 


2 25 


- 


- 


- 


70 


- 


- 


100 00 


35 00 


1 50 


3 50 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


S2 00 


- 


- 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 10 


4 50 


_ 


2 50 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


100 00 


30 00 


1 50 


_ 


_ 




_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


70 


- 


- 


100 00 


40 00 


1 25 


2 95 


_ 


2 25 


_ 


3 75 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


5 00 


85 00 


35 00 


1 90 


4 00 


2 10 


2 50 


3 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


6 00 


90 00 


35 00 


1 40 


3 90 


- 


- 


- 


1 75 


- 


- 


2 25 


- 


3 00 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 


2 75 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


1 98 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


85 


- 


4 00 


85 00 


30 00 


1 50 


2 90 


_ 


- 


_ 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 40 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 75 


3 00 


1 00 


2 40 


- 


- 


— 


1 70 


3 50 


_ 


2 00 


2 75 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


6 00 


90 00 


40 00 


1 30 


3 00 


_ 






_ 


- 


_ 


- 


70 


- 


5 00 


- 


- 


1 25 


3 85 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 00 


- 


- 


2 50 


70 


- 


- 


80 00 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


80 


- 


5 00 


6.0 00 


- 


- 


4 25 


_ 


- 


_ 


2 00 


2 25 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


2 90 


- 


- 


- 


1 75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 50 


3 50 


_ 


2 00 


2 50 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


70 


_ 


5 00 


75 00 


30 00 


1 30 


3 25 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 30 


3 50 


1 50 


1 75 


2 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


5 00 


90 00 


30 00 


1 51 


3 60 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


70 


3 00 


4 00 


- 


- 


1 60 


4 00 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 50 


- 


- 


_ 


_ 


3 25 


- 


- 


- 


1 40 


3 50 


1 40 


1 50 


_ 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 80 


5 00 


100 00 


38 00 


1 30 


3 70 


- 


2 00 


2 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


- 


70 00 


- 


1 30 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


_ 


1 00 


_ 


- 


100 00 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 70 


- 


- 


_ 


80 


- 


- 


- 


- - 


1 60 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 25 


- 


- 


- 


70 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 50 


3 60 


1 40 


1 50 


- 


- 


— 




— 


— 


3 00 




80 00 




1 50 



48 



P.D. 54. 



Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1923 to Nov. 


30, 1924- 


— Concluded. 














03 


Bit. 


Sur- 


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Contractor. 


Excavation. 


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Reading-N. Reading-An- 


R. H. Newell Co. 


$2 20 


- 


$7 00 




- 


- 


- 


dover. 
Rockport .... 


James E. Watkins 


2 00 


?1 75 


5 00 


?22 00 


$0 16 


- 


- 


Russell .... 


Adams Ruxton Const. Co. . 


95 


1 00 


5 00 


I 25 00 


17 


- 


- 


Salisbury-Newburyport 


James E. Watkins 


95 


1 05 


4 00 


18 00 


16 


- 


- 


Saugus .... 


M. McDonough Co. . 


1 25 


1 00 


5 00 


15 00 


15 


- 


- 


Seekonk .... 


Byron C. Jordan 


1 10 


1 00 


3 50 


20 00 


14J 


- 


- 


Seekonk .... 


Jos. McCormick . 


1 10 


- 


5 00 


25 00 


14 


- 


?12 00 


Sharon .... 


Coleman Bros., Inc. . 


1 40 


- 


6 00 


- 


13 


- 


- 


Sheffield .... 


Luke S. White, Inc. . 


1 50 


2 00 


2 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


- 


Sheffield .... 


W. C. Tannatt, Jr. . 


1 75 


1 00 


5 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Shirley .... 


Paul J. Keating . 


1 50 


1 50 


4 00 


- 


17 


- 


- 


Southampton 


Daniel O'Connell's Sons 


1 25 


1 50 


2 50 


26 00 


17 


- 


- 


Stockbridge .... 


Lawrence J. Kelleher . 


1 25 


1 50 


3 50 


25 00 


19 


- 


- 


Stockbridge 


Hoyt Const. Co. 


2 70 


2 10 


10 00 


35 00 


24 


- 


16 00 


Stoughton .... 


Powers Bros. 


1 40 


1 25 


4 00 


20 00 


14 


- 


- 


Sudbury .... 


Chas. A. Bassett 


1 10 


- 


4 50 


- 


15 


- 


- 


Templeton .... 


C. J. Sweeney 


1 25 


1 25 


5 00 


35 00 


- 


- 


- 


Townsend .... 


C. H. Holmes Const. Co. . 


2 00 


1 50 


8 50 


15 00 


- 


- 


- 


Truro-Provincetown . 


Lane Const. Corp. 


1 00 


1 25 


4 00 


30 00 


20 




- 


Walpole . 


Crowley Bros. 


1 50 


- 


4 80 


- 


18 




- 


Wareham .... 


Lane Const. Corp. 


1 00 


1 00 


2 00 


86 OQ 


15 


- 


- 


Wayland .... 


The Crandall Engineering 

Co. 
Lawrence J. Kelleher . 


5 00 


1 10 


- 


- 


30 


- 


- 


W. Stockbridge . 


1 50 


- 


4 00 


30 00 


19 


- 


- 


W. Stockbridge . 


F. J. Hynes & Son 


1 20 


1 30 


10 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


- 


Westwood .... 


Reynolds Bros., Inc. . 


1 30 


- 


4 50 


25 00 


14 


- 


- 


Westwood .... 


Paul J. Keating . 


1 50 


- 


5 00 


25 00 


15 


- 


- 


Wilbraham .... 


W. C. Tannatt, Jr. 


3 25 


1 25 


3 00 


- 


17 


- 


12 75 


Williamstown 


D. S. McGrath, Inc. . 


1 00 


1 00 


3 00 


25 00 


18 







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Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1923 to Nov. 30, 1924 — Concluded. 



49 



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- 


- 


-- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


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- 


- 


- 


S3 20 


3 20 


_ 


$2 20 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


$75 Off 


_ 


1 90 


3 25 


- 


1 40 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$3 20 


SO 70 


S3 00 


S4 75 


85 00 


S33 00 


1 15 


3 60 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


- 


75 00 


30 00 


1 25 


2 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


90 


- 


- 


100 00 


- 


1 60 


3 60 


$1 50 


1 60 


- 


S2 00 


- 


- 


- 


70 


- 


- 


80 00 


22 00 


1 50 


3 50 


1 85 


1 85 


$2 00 


2 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


100 00 


35 00 


1 35 


3 50 


1 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


80 


- 


- 


100 00 


- 


1 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


41 00 


2 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


70 


- 


4 00 


- 


42 50 


1 00 


3 70 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 75 


2 75 


- 


1 75 


2 25 


2 25 


- 


- 


- 


75 


2 85 


5 00 


- 


37 00 


1 65 


3 20 


- 


- 


- 


2 25 


- 


- 


3 00 


70 


2 70 


- 


- 


- 


1 75 


3 20 


2 40 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


30 00 


2 20 


3 60 


1 40 


1 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 00 


75 


3 00 


- 


80 00 


- 


1 40 


3 75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 75 


- 


- 


1 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 


2 50 


- 


- • 


- 


1 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


90 


- 


- 


- 


27 00 


3 00 


- 


- 


2 CO 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


90 


- 


5 00 


100 00 


35 00 


- 


3 10 


- 


- 


- 


2 00 


- 


$2 40 


2 80 


70 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 60 


3 95 


- 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


5 00 


100 00 


37 00 


1 25 


5 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


40 00 


1 75 


3 35 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 25 


_ 


_ 


3 00 


_ 


2 70 


_ 


100 00 


35 00 


1 75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


70 


- 


- 


- 


36 00 


1 35 


3 40 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 30 


3 55 


1 50 


1 50 


1 75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


5 00 


90 00 


- 


1 60 


3 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


70 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 10 


3 25 


— 


2 00 


— 


— 


— 


— 


- 


70 


3 00 


5 00 


90 00 


35 00 


1 30 



50 



P.D. 54. 



REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 



The work of the Registry of Motor Vehicles has greatly increased in volume 
during the past year, both in the registering of motor vehicles and the issuing of 
licenses to operate, as well as the important functions of the Registrar in safe- 
guarding the motorists and pedestrians on the highways, by prosecuting offenders 
of the motor vehicle laws, revoking and suspending licenses and registrations. 
The outstanding figures for the year are as follows : — 



Registrations and number plates issued . 

Licenses to operate issued 

Examinations of applicants for licenses 

Cash receipts 

Licenses and registrations revoked and suspended 
Licenses revoked for driving under influence of liqu 
Hearings for reinstatement of licenses 
Reports on investigations and examinations 

Headlight violations _ 

Offenders prosecuted in courts . 
Miscellaneous complaints filed . 



or 



683,093 

620,439 

161,284 

S8,ll>2.1(3(3 

14,154 

4,395 

4,366 

8,012 

32,116 

647 

12,279 



Great interest is still shown by other States and various commercial agencies in 
the work of the Registry, and correspondence has been carried on with the author- 
ities of outside States in the effort to assist them in the organization of new Motor 
Vehicle Departments. 

Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions. 

The number of deaths caused by motor vehicles in 1924 is the largest on record 
for Massachusetts, exceeding the previous high number of .582 in 1919. In 
the following year, when the Registrar was appointed, there was a substantial 
reduction of 101 fewer persons killed from this cause, but the subsequent years 
show increasing numbers, with a total of 709 for the present year. This is an 
increase of 22.6% over the number for 1923, whereas the percentage increase in 
registrations was 18.2% and in the number of persons licensed 15.5%. The ratio 
of & deaths to registrations during the past year shows only a very small decimal 
gain or .00103 as compared with .00100. The failure to improve conditions this 
year is further brought out by the fact that while last year there were 999 cars 
registered for each person killed, this year there were only 963 cars registered for 
each person killed. But even this shows a striking improvement over conditions 
before 1919, when on an average there were less than 450 cars for every death. 

Another item of interest in this connection is that the most fatal hour of the day 
in motor vehicle accidents is between 5 and 6 p.m., the rush hour, when both pedes- 
trians and motorists are hurrying home. During that one hour "of the day no less 
than 87 persons lost their lives in the past year. The Registry in now making a 
special study of the location of accidents by recording these accidents on "spot 
maps." 

Motor Vehicle Accidents to Persons. 

Killed. Injured. 

1< 

Pedestrians, by autos 
Pedestrians, by motor cycles 
Pedestrians near street cars 
Occupants of autos 
Occupants of motor cycles 
Bicycle riders 

Occupants of teams, carriages, etc 
Coasters .... 

Totals 578 709 16,217 19,579 











1923. 


1924. 


1923. 


1924. 





440 


9,601 


11,057 










1 


1 


31 


16 










10 


9 


25 


27 










165 


212 


5,772 


7,614 










38 


26 


262 


274 










20 


10 


305 


339 


etc. 








2 


2 


124 


128 










8 


9 


97 


124 



P.D. 54. 



Children killed and injured: 

Boys 

Girls 

Totals .... 



51 
Killed. Injured. 

1923. 1924. 1923. 1924. 

164 173 3,500 3,834 
59 87 1,437 1,714 

223 260 4,937 5,548 



Number of Collisions. 



Autos v. pedestrians 

Autos v. autos . 

Autos v. teams, carriages, etc 

Autos v. bicycles 

Autos v. trolley cars 

Autos v. poles, trees, etc. 

Autos v. trains 

Autos v. motor cycles 

Autos v. sleds . 

Motor cycles v. pedestrians 

Totals 

In the daytime 
After dark 

Totals 



1923. 


1924. 


9,754 


11,190 


ir,844 


11,542 


316 


230 


367 


356 


490 


362 


1,253 


790 


57 


49 


358 


293 


76 


96 


30 


16 


24,545 


24,924 


18,075 


18,228 


6,470 


6,696 


24,545 


24,924 



Accident Report Letters. 

Under Section 26, Chapter 90, of the General Laws, every operator of a motor 
vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident in which any person is 
killed or injured is required to report in writing to the Registrar. The number of 
these accident reports received during 1924 was 24,499, as compared with 18,689 
received in 1923. In addition to these accident reports sent in by individual 
operators, the Registrar is now receiving a large number of police reports which 
are made out on a condensed analysis sheet, giving the Police the opportunity 
to state the major factors which entered into the accident, such as the street 
conditions, time of day or night, the classes of persons killed or injured, nature 
of collision and causes. Since the middle of August, 1924, the Registrar has re- 
ceived approximately 4,000 of these reports by Police, which are very useful in 
checking up the reports made by operators, and also in making more complete 
our statistical records. 



Comparative Statement showing Ratio of Accidents to Yearly Regis- 
trations, Suspensions, etc. 





Auto- 


Motor- 


Total 
Regis- 
tration. 


Number 


Ratio of 


Number 


Ratio of 


Suspen- 


Driving 


fEAR. 


mobiles 
Regis- 


cycles 
Regis- 


of 

Persons 


Deaths 
to Regis- 


of 
Persons 


Injuries 
to Regis- 


sions and 
Revoca- 


under 
Influence 




tered. 


tered. 


Killed. 


trations. 


Injured. 


trations. 


tions. 


of Liquor. 


1908 


18,066 


1,922 


19,988 


13 


.00065 


486 


.02431 


56 


7 


1909 


23,971 


2,394 


26,365 


54 


.00205 


989 


.03751 


200 


23 


1910 


31,360 


3,358 


34,718 


77 


.00222 


963 


.02774 


283 


22 


1911 


38,907 


3,658 


42,565 


110 


.00258 


1,24S 


.02932 


360 


14 


1912 


50,132 


5,034 


55,166 


142 


.00257 


1,962 


.03557 


546 


56 


1913 


62,660 


7,127 


69,787 


188 


.00269 


2,923 


.04188 


608 


87 


1914 


77,246 


8,161 


85,407 


229 


.00268 


4,010 


.04695 


858 


131 


1915 


102,633 


9,520 


112,153 


294 


.00262 


6,197 


.05525 


1,153 


202 


1916 


136,809 


10,713 


147,522 


315 


.00214 


9,131 


.06190 


1,396 


320 


1917 


174,274 


11,065 


185,339 


438 


.00236 


7,282 


.03929 


1,831 


485 


1918 


193,497 


12,862 


206,359 


499 


.00242 


8,598 


.04166 


2,343 


553 


1919 


247,183 


13,698 


260,881 


582 


.00223 


16,287 


.06243 


2,156 


554 


1920 


304,631 


15,143 


319,774 


481 


.00150 


21,182 


.06624 


2,944 


888 


1921 


360,731 


12,058 


372,790 


544 


.00145 


11,487 


.03081 


4,899 


1,508 


1922 


449,838 


11,675 


461,513 


522 


.00113 


15,277 


.03310 


8,369 


2,460 


1923 


566,150 


11,733 


577,883 


578 


.00100 


16,217 


.02804 


11,613 


3,333 


1924 


672,315 


10,778 


683,093 


709 


.00103 


19,579 


.02866 


14,154 


4,395 



52 P.D. 54. 

Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors. 

Investigations and examinations were conducted under the direction of the 
Chief Inspector, with the assistance of ninety-four inspectors. Their investiga- 
tions and reports relate to fatal and non-fatal accidents, headlight violations, 
inspection of garages, miscellaneous complaints and the prosecution of motorists 
in Court. The following tabulation giving the classifications of the work of the 
inspectors shows comparative figures for the years 1923 and 1924: — 

Classification of Reports. 

Accidents, fatal 
Accidents, non-fatal 
Accidents, brief reports 
General reputation 
Miscellaneous 

Totals .... 

Complaints filed . 
Garages inspected 
Headlight violations reported 
Prosecutions conducted 
Fines imposed 

Analysis of Court Abstracts Received. 

Number of courts forwarding abstracts 

Number of abstracts received 

Offences. 

(Analysis of guilty cases not including appeals.) 

Overspeeding 

Reckless 

Intoxicated 

Using auto without authority . 
Endangering lives .... 
Not stopping after causing injury . 

Without license 

Without registration certificate 
Unregistered vehicle .... 
Improper display or no register number 
Refusing to stop on signal 
Unlighted lamps or no lamps . 

No signal 

Improper lights 

Operating within 8 feet of street car 
Violation of metropolitan park rules 
Operating, license suspended or revoked 

Larceny 

Manslaughter 

Miscellaneous 

Revocations and Suspensions for 1923 and 1924 

Licenses suspended 

Licenses revoked 

Rights suspended 

Registration certificates suspended 



1923. 


1924. 


508 


688 


750 


1,264 


392 


752 


947 


1,204 


3,230 


4,104 


5,827 


8,012 


11,650 


12,279 


1,028 


599 


30,731 


32,116 


495 


647 


$15,233 


$22,135 


1923. 1 


1924. 


95 


95 


26,660 


36,512 


8,123 


11,343 


235 


328 


2,608 


3,957 


399 


677 


628 


1,295 


279 


545 


3,836 


4,663 


1,556 


1,984 


485 


558 


629 


681 


501 


633 


1,290 


1,398 


2,409 


2,978 


666 


777 


377 


514 


675 


657 


159 


336 


88 


213 


4 


4 


1,713 


2,971 


24. 
1923. 


1924. 


4,592 


5,207 


1,526 


1,813 


1,510 


2,108 


59 


16 



i It will be noted, in comparing the figures for court abstracts and offences for the years 1923 and 1924, 
that those stated herein for 1923 differ from the figures given in last year's report. This is due to a change 
in the method of analyzing and recording court abstracts for 1924. 



P.D. 54. 53 

1923. 1924. 

Registration certificates revoked 2,251 2,581 

Registration certificates and licenses suspended .... 68 68 

Registration certificates and licenses revoked .... 1,450 2,179 

Registration certificates revoked and rights suspended . . 133 164 

Rights to have cars operated in Massachusetts suspended . 24 18 

Totals - 11,613 14,154 

Resulting from investigations 6,441 7,418 

Resulting from court convictions 4,498 6,199 

Resulting from police complaints 363 318 

Resulting from judge's complaints 58 52 

Resulting from constabulary complaints 253 167 

11,613 14,154 

Character of Offences. 1923. 1924. 

Reckless and endangering 772 1,169 

Liquor 2,703 3,547 

Going away 210 341 

Without authority 365 325 

Racing - 10 

Improper person 1,547 2,488 

Improper person, liquor 630 848 

Improper operation 2,606 2,521 

Two speeds 308 425 

Three speeds 19 27 

Improper equipment, miscellaneous 207 232 

Improper equipment, lights 912 560 

Improper equipment, brakes 523 818 

Deaths 532 654 

Other offences 279 189 



Totals 11,613 14,154 

Hearings . '. 3,612 4,366 

Court recommendations adopted : — 

Liquor . . 195 80 

Reckless and endangering 33 37 

Going away 18 11 

Without authority 3 

Totals 249 128 

Persons whose licenses were suspended or revoked and who had 

to pass an examination in order to have them returned . . 760 1,695 

Examinations for Licenses. 
- The examination of applicants for licenses to drive is becoming more and more 
strict. A system of eye tests has now been adopted for all applicants who appear 
to have any defect in their vision, and also for any operators who have become 
involved in an accident and whose poor eyesight may have been a contributing 
factor. 

Examinations of applicants for licenses to operate motor vehicles were held 
at fifty-three examining points in the Commonwealth. At some of these points 
examinations were conducted daily and at other places weekly or fortnightly, 
depending on the season of the year. During the fiscal year 1924, inspectors con- 
ducted 161,284 examinations. The table below gives the several classes of persons 
examined and shows the number of those who were found unfit. 



54 












P.D. 54. 


1921. 


1922. 


1923. 


1924. 


Total examinations .... . 94,023 


122,220 


158,373 


161,284 


Chauffeurs examined . 






. 46,506 


54,541 


55,427 


- 


Chauffeurs unfit .... 






5,485 


7,575 


12,915 


- 


Operators examined . 






46,136 


64,447 


64,622 


150,068 


Operators unfit .... 






9,716 


12,968 


19,508 


32,293 


Removal of restriction, examined 






- 


3,130 


5,261 


10,764 


Removal of restriction, unfit, . 






- 


255 


530 


1,041 


"Competency", passed 






137 


102 


93 


L55 


" Competency", unfit ... 23 


17 


17 


20 


Headlighting. 









One headlighting device was submitted for approval, with the required fee of 
fifty dollars, and was subsequently approved bj^ the Registrar under the provisions 
of Section 7, Chapter 90, General Laws. The procedure in obtaining approval 
of headlight devices in this state is the same as that followed in other states whose 
Motor Vehicle Administrators are members of the Eastern Conference of Motor 
Vehicle Administrators. The manufacturer first submits the device to the Con- 
ference for consideration at the quarterly meetings, and if it receives the approval 
of the Conference, formal application is then made to the states. 

Approximately fourteen headlighting devices were considered by the Confer- 
ence during the year. Except for the one which was approved by the Conference 
and subsequently approved in this state, most of the others were rejected for one 
or more justifiable reasons. Three or four are now under consideration by the 
Conference, final action being held in abeyance pending certain necessary changes 
in the design or construction. 

The total number of electric headlighting devices approved by the Eastern 
Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators and on the Massachusetts "A" 
list is now 31 for automobiles and 6 for motor cycles. In addition to these, 
acetylene lamps are approved for all types of motor vehicles. The "B" list of 
headlighting devices which are approved and legal in Massachusetts remains the 
same. There are 16 devices on this list, which represent those approved in this 
state before the Conference was formed, and which were not subsequently approved 
by the Conference. These were types commonly used several years ago and are 
not now manufactured. 

During the year inspectors attached to the Department reported 32,116 viola- 
tions of the headlight law, compared with 30,731 for 1923, and 12,096 for the 
preceding year. The increasing work of the inspectors on examinations and investi- 
gations of accidents made it impossible for them to accomplish as much headlight- 
ing work per man as in the preceding year. The average number of headlight 
violations reported per inspector was approximately 400 in 1923, and 350 in 1924. 
Effective work in this matter calls for vigorous efforts to focus the attention of 
the public upon the necessity for adjusting headlamps, and there was less oppor- 
tunity for work of this nature in 1924 than in 1923. The total number of violations 
reported this year is a smaller percentage of the total registrations than that for 
the previous year. 

Rear Lamps. 

During the year thirteen rear lamps were submitted and approved by the Reg- 
istrar. The growing demand by the public for stop lights, so called, was evidenced 
by the fact that ten of these were built in combination with a stop light. Of the 
remaining three, one was a single electric tail lamp for automobiles, one an elec- 
tric tail lamp for motor cycles, and one was an acetylene gas tail lamp for trucks. 
The total number of rear lamps of all kinds now approved is 106. 



Brakes. 
The importance of efficient brakes on all motor vehicles as one factor in pre- 
venting accidents has led the Registrar to inaugurate a brake inspection campaign. 
This work was made possible by the development of a simple instrument, called 
a Decelerometer, at the United States Bureau of Standards at Washington, D. C. 



P.D. 54. 55 

The construction of this instrument is, in principle, such as to indicate the retarda- 
tion, or rate at which the vehicle slows down when the brakes are applied. The 
dial of the instrument may be calibrated to show the distance within which the 
vehicle will stop when traveling at any stated speed, regardless of the speed of the 
vehicle at the time of the test. As used by this Department the dial is calibrated 
to show the distance within which the vehicle will stop from a speed of twenty 
miles per hour. 

Complete tables on brake effectiveness have been prepared by this Department 
as a result of experimental work. These tables show the condition of brakes for 
different stopping distances. Naturally the stopping distance is governed by a 
number of variable factors which are: 

1. Number of wheels on which the brakes are applied. 

2. Efficiency of the brake mechanism. 

3. Weight on the braked wheels. 

4. Type and condition of tires. 

5. Type and condition of road. 

The following abridged table shows the number of feet in which a car can stop 
from a speed of twenty miles an hour, with brakes in varying conditions of useful- 
ness, when the car is operated on a dry tar or concrete road and the brakes are 
effective on the rear wheels. 

Feet. 

Perfect brakes 35 

Good brakes * 40 

Brakes, passable 45 

Brakes, not passable . 60 

Eastern Conference of Motor Yehicle Administrators. 

During the year 1924 four meetings of the Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle 
Administrators were held. The first meeting was held in New York City on Janu- 
ary 25; the second in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 25; the third in Balti- 
more, Maryland, on July 17; and the fourth in Boston, Mass., on September 26. 
All of these meetings were attended, either by the Registrar or a representative 
from the Department. 

The Conference now includes the heads of the Motor Vehicle Departments in 
each of the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, 
Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, 
Delaware, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the provinces of Ontario and 
Quebec, Can. ... 

The object of the association is to promote uniformity, co-operation and reci- 
procity among the member states, with respect to the regulation and operation 
of motor vehicles. 

The most active work of the Conference relates to the regulation of the motor 
vehicle headlighting. (See reference to the Conference under the heading "Head- 
lighting.") The history of headlighting control by enforcement officers under 
state laws is one of gradual but steady improvement. Mistakes which were made, 
not only in the construction of the headlights, but also in the laws governing their 
control at the time that electric headlamps were introduced to common usage 
on automobiles, have exerted a strong retarding influence upon the necessary 
improvement in construction and enforcement. The Conference has been carry- 
ing on work along these lines of great benefit to the whole country, with the result 
that better lamps are now built and amendments are being made to state laws 
from time to time. 

Among the various additional matters considered by the Conference during 
the year, which are of equal, if not greater, importance than the subject of head- 
lighting are: Questions on compulsory insurance, qualifications of applicants for 
licenses, correction of traffic difficulties, anti-theft laws and accident statistics. 
While it has not been possible to reach a common agreement on all of these sub- 
jects, the discussions at the meetings of the Conference have been of great benefit 



56 P.D. 54. 

to all the member administrators, and one of the most important results accom- 
plished has been the improvement of reciprocal relations between the Motor 
Vehicle Departments of the member states, which has been effected by the per- 
sonal contact of their officials. 

The Recess Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature during its investigation 
of motor vehicle matters met the Conference at the September meeting in Boston 
and received considerable assistance. The National Conference on Street and 
Highway Safety, called by Herbert A. Hoover, Secretary of Commerce, also re- 
ceived the benefit of the views of the Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle 
Administrators. 

Aircraft Registrations. 

(Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 534 of the Acts of 1922, 

regulating the operation of aircraft.) 
In the year 1924 17 pilots' licenses were issued and 12 airplanes were registered. 
During the year the licenses of 2 pilots were taken away and the rights of 1 pilot 
suspended. One pilot was prosecuted and convicted in Court for aircraft 
violations. 

The following comparative table shows the record relating to aircraft for the 
years 1923 and 1924. 

1923. 1924. 



Pilots' licenses issued 

Airplanes registered . . . . 

Pilots' license fees received, 15 originals at S10; 

Pilots' license fees received, 10 originals at $10; 

Airplane registration fees received, 17 at $15 

Airplane registration fees received, 12 at S 15 

Pilots' licenses suspended or revoked 

Right to fly suspended or revoked . 

Pilots licenses reinstated . 

Names placed on Black List 

Court convictions on aircraft violations 



2 renewals at $5 
7 renewals at 85 



17 

17 

S160 

$255 

1 
4 



17 
12 

S135 

$180 
2 
1 

1 
3 

1 



Used Car Section. 

(Motor Vehicle Identification.) 

The following figures show the work of the Used Car Section for the year 1924: 

Dealers : 
Total number making reports to this office .... 
Total number of first-class dealers reporting .... 
Total number of second and third-class dealers reporting . 

Reports : 
Approximate number of individual reports received daily . 
Approximate number of dealers' reports received daily 

Motor vehicles stolen : 
Number of stolen motor vehicles reported to this office 

Xumber of cars stolen in Boston 

Number of cars stolen in Massachusetts .... 
Xumber of cars recovered through this office 

Engine and serial numbers : 

Engine numbers assigned to cars 

Letters authorizing replacing of engine numbers . 
Letters authorizing replacing of serial numbers . 

This section indexes the cars reported stolen and also lists the sale of used cars. 
In 1924^ there were 9,500 cars reported stolen to this office. This total represents 
cars stolen from different parts of the country. 

The following cars stolen outside of Massachusetts have been recovered here 
through information furnished by this office : 



1923. 


1924. 


1,740 


1,629 


1.214 


1,059 


526 


570 


300 


350 


600 


1,000 


8,535 


9,500 


516 


785 


2,535 


2,600 


371 


350 


250 


102 


85 


209 


— 


43 



P.D. 54. 
Where stolen. 

Nashua, N. H. 
Cabot, Vt. 
Pawtucket, R. I. 
Providence, R. I. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
New York City 
New York City 
New York City 
St. Louis, Mo. . 



Make of car. 

Ford . 
Ford Coupe . 
Packard limousine 
Cadillac 

Chandler sedan . 
Jordan touring 
Buick sedan 
Columbia sedan 
Ford sedan 
Gardner roadster 



Where recovered. 
Lowell 
Dorchester 
Wrentham 
Dorchester 
Spencer 
Norwood 
Somerville 
Williamstown 
Roxbury 
So. Franfingham 



57 



The following cars stolen in Massachusetts have been recovered outside of the 
State through information furnished by this office: 



Make of Car. 



Where recovered. 



Auburn sedan Bangor, Me. 

Buick coupe Bangor, Me. 

Cole touring Biddeford, Me. 

Packard coupe Kennebunk, Me. 

Elcar coupe Saco, Me. 

Dodge touring Wells Beach, Me. 

Ford sedan Dover, N. H. 

Oakland touring E. Andover, N. H. 

Ford touring Fitzwilliam, N. H. 

Ford sedan Henniker, N. H. 

Ford coupe Manchester, N. H. 

Franklin touring Manchester, N. H. 

Studebaker coupe Manchester, N. H. 

Hudson sedan Portsmouth, N. H. 

Buick runabout Burlington, Vt. 

Auburn touring Montpelier, Vt. 

Ford runabout Montpelier, Vt. 

Nash touring Montpelier, Vt. 

Ford touring Sherburne, Vt. 

Ford coupes, 2 Pawtucket, R. I. 

Ford sedan Pawtucket, R. I. 

Ford coupe Providence, R. I. 

Ford touring Providence, R. I. 

Ford coupe E. Hartford, Conn. 

Ford speedster Orange, Conn. 

Nash touring Plainville, Conn. 

Stutz touring Fort Chester, N. Y. 

Ford coupe Hudson, N. Y. 

Buick touring Katonah, N. Y. 

Cole touring Towners, Putnam County, N 

Chevrolet coupe St. Johnsville, N. Y. 

Ford coupe Syracuse, N. Y. 

Maxwell touring . . . . . Erie, Pa. 

Columbia Pittsburgh, Pa, 

Ford coupe Canton, Ohio 

Ford touring . . . . . . Marne, la. 

Studebaker, Big Six Richmond, Va. 

Buick touring Huntington, W. Va. 

Stutz touring Lyons, Ga. 

Ford touring Corydon, Ky. 

Hudson coach Rockingham, N. C. 

Hudson speedster Halifax, N. S. 

Ford touring Cape Armand, P. of Q., Can. 

Studebaker sedan Montreal, Que., Can. 

Maxwell touring Renous, N. B., Can. 

Marmon touring Quebec, Can. 



Y. 



58 P.D. 54. 

The following cars stolen outside of • Massachusetts have been recovered outside 
of the State through information furnished by this office; Dodge touring car, 
stolen in 1922, in Washington, D. C, recovered in Hollywood, Cal.; Star coupe 
stolen in Bennington, Vt., recovered in Laconia, N. H.; Studebaker sedan, stolen 
in June 1923 in Pawtucket, R. I., recovered in Durham, N. H. A Ford run- 
about bearing Massachusetts registration plates was found abandoned in Charles- 
ton, 111., and upon investigation by this office it was found that the owner had 
formerly lived in Haverhill, Mass., but had moved to Charleston, 111., six months 
previous to the time the car was recovered. 

Motor Vehicles stolen reported to this Office. 

1922. 1923. 1924. 



Reported to this office . 
Stolen in Massachusetts 
Stolen in Boston . 
Recovered through this office 



8,101 8,535 9,500 

- 2,535 2,600 

379 516 785 

280 371 350 



Cars stolen 
Cars recovered 
Cars not recovered 



Cars Stolen in Boston. 

Seven Year Record. 

1918. 1919. 1920. 1921. 1922. 1923. 1924. 

866 1,063 480 490 379 516 785 
607 609 297 329 159 202 425 
259 454 183 161 220 314 360 

The number of the different makes of cars which were stolen in 1924 was ap- 
proximately the same as in 1923, with the Ford cars heading the list, being followed 
in order by the Buick, Essex, Hudson, Cadillac, Dodge, Studebaker, Chandler, 
Chevrolet, Overland and Nash. 

Branch Offices. 

The nine branch offices of the Registry of Motor Vehicles which were in service 
in 1923 were maintained in 1924, so that it was possible for the public to obtain 
registrations and licenses without sending to the Boston office. Arrangements 
were completed for the opening of a new branch office at Brockton and a temporary 
branch office at H}^annis in preparation for the 1925 registrations. The cost of 
equipment, personal services and other expenses connected with this work, as 
well as the number of applications received, w T as as follows: 















Total Cost 




Total 


of Personal 




Cost of 


Services, ' 


Number of 


Equipment, 


and Other 


Applications 


1923 and 


Expenses, 


received, 


Location. 1924. 


1924. 


1924. 


Pittsfield .... $2,184 85 


$4,597 93 


26,619 


Springfield . 






516 94 


3,898 40 


108,132 


Worcester 










1,993 93 


7,931 28 


85,308 


Lawrence 










1,296 89 


5,028 60 


43,717 


Lowell . 










1,268 16 


.4,176 75 


31,821 


Fall River . 










1.884 03 


5,672 49 


32,828 


New Bedford 










1,718 82 


3,013 41 


34,991 


Lynn 










1,868 12 


6,263 51 


54,652 


Quincy . 










1,766 81 


5,715 31 

$46,297 68 


38,929 


Totals • . $14,498 55 


456,997 



Registrations, Licenses, Fees. 
While the percentage of increase in motor vehicle registrations was not as great 
in 1924 as it was in 1923, practically every classification showed a considerable 
increase. The number of passenger car registrations in 1924 was 20 per cent 



P.D. 54. 59 

greater than in the previous year. The number of commercial motor vehicles 
registered was 10 per cent greater, while the motor cycle registrations remained 
about the same. The volume of applications handled jumped from 1,206,803 to 
1,397,675, or an increase of 16 per cent. The following statement shows the in- 
creased registrations : — 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles. 

1905. 1910. 1915. 1920. 1923. 1924. 

Passenger cars .... 4,889 31,360 90,580 251,570 482,645 580,489 
Commercial vehicles . - 12,053 52,968 83,505 91,826 
Motorcycles .... 553 3,358 9,520 15,142 11,733 10,778 

Totals .... 5,442 34,718 112,153 319,680 577,883 683,093 

The fees received for the year 1924, together with the number of vehicles reg- 
istered in each classification and the number of licenses granted, etc., are shown 
in the following table : — 

Analysis of Receipts. 
Certificates of registration: 

Passenger cars 580,489 $5,119,147 50 

Commercial cars 91,826 1,233,626 50 

Trailers 672 12,798 50 

Motor cycles 10,778 49,310 00 

Motor cycle dealers ........ 48 480 00 

Manufacturers or dealers 1,961 58,370 00 

Repairers' fees 113 2,812 50 

Additional cars 6,106 40,643 00 

Licenses to operate: 

Original licenses 120,259 at $2 00 240,518 00 

Renewal licenses ...... 500,180 at 2 00 1,000,360 00 

Examinations 159,006 at 2 00 318,012 00 

Copies of certificates and licenses furnished 1,567 at 50 783 50 

Copies of certificates and licenses furnished 32,032 at 1 00 32,032 00 
Duplicate automobile number plates 
Duplicate automobile number plates 



Duplicate motor cycle plate 
Duplicate motor cycle plates 
Head lamp approval applications 
Miscellaneous receipts . 



68 at 75 51 00 

12,796 at 1 00 12,796 00 



1 at 50 50 

24 at 1 00 24 00 

8 at 50 00 400 00 

1 00 



Total . $8,122,166 00 

Motor vehicle fees rebated (deducted) 98,000 25 

Net fees ; . . ........ $8,024,165 75 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver General . . 521,060 29 

Total receipts credited motor vehicle fees account, 1924 . $8,545,226 04 

The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the year 1924 was 
$842,805.45, which was 10.5 per cent of the net fees collected, as compared with 
10.23 per cent for the year 1923 and 11.54 per cent for the year 1922. This cost, 
deducted from the receipts for the year, left the sum of $7,702,420.59 available 
for legislative appropriation for highway work. 

The following statement gives an analysis of expenditures by the Registry for 
the year : — 

Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 1924. 
Personal Services: 

Regular Payroll $437,408 96 

Overtime 25,269 29 

$462,678 25 



60 
Supplies: 

Books, maps, etc. 

Typewriter supplies . 

Adding machine supplies 

Other supplies . 

Stationery . 

Typewriter repairs . 

Other repairs 

Equipment : 

Typewriter machines 
Other machines . 



P.D. 54. 



Furniture: 
Desks . 
Filing cabinets 
Chairs . 
Tables 

Miscellaneous 
Electric fans 



Travel: 

Employees 

Automobiles (owned by employees) 
Automobiles (hired) . 
Other traveling expenses . 
Auto exchange . 



Other services and expenses: 

Expressage 

Postage 

Printing 

Other reports 
Lithographing .... 
Telephone .... 
Premium on bonds of employees 
Rent 

Water and ice ... 

Cleaning .... 

Towels 

Soap 

Tops for Tables in Restaurant 
Erection of Counter at Pier . 
Replacing Doors at Armory . 



Special services (labor and police) 
Other services as listed below: 

Badges for inspectors 

Clocks and regulating 

Commissions as justices of the peace 

Headlight 

Xumber plates 

Sundries 



Branch Office Expenses: 
Equipment : 

Erection of counters .... 

Lettering and signs on windows and door: 

Office equipment 

Typewriter machines .... 
Adding machines 



S369 55 




1,490 44 




50 70 




951 68 




16,590 89 




1,296 96 




207 04 






820,957 26 




82,654 2S 




2,480 47 






5,134 75 




S933 68 




14,133 80 




525 01 




115 22 




227 71 




222 26 






16,157 68 




S30,660 20 




45.175 13 




3,996.17 




3,499 19 




1,265 00 






S4,595 69 


$653 91 




42,356 49 




9,541 03 




1,837 73 




3,606 43 




3,S17 36 




341 33 




24,181 00 




1,146 35 




592 50 




590 42 




- 107 64 




528 31 




657 28 




200 00 






90,157 78 




. $2,056 92 




98 80 




168 00 




255 00 




240 19 




134.840 70 




117 95 






137,777 56 




84.111 75 




351 47 




1,075 99 




682 72 




1,466 30 





P.D. 54. 

Branch Office Expenses — Concluded. 
Equipment — Concluded. 

Safes . . • . 

Electric fans .... 



61 



Travel: 

Travelling expenses . 
Taxi to and from Bank 



Other services and expenses: 

Miscellaneous 

Telephone 

Rent 

Water and ice 

Water cooler 

Cleaning and janitor services . 

Towels 

Lighting . . . 
Subscriptions to daily papers . 
Special services (labor and police) . 
Commissions as justices of the peace 



$826 14 




676 15 






$9,190 52 




$582 13 




232 70 


814 83 




$516 70 


- 


2,097 49 




9,175 83 




124 24 




14 00 




1,924 91 




147 80 




266 14 




172 82 




884 20 




17 00 






15,341 13 






$842,805 45 



The total amount available for 1924 was $846,149.34. 



The following comparative statement for the 
very plainly the increase of work as occasioned by 
licenses, etc. : — 



Passenger car registrations . 

Highest number plate assigned 
Commercial registrations 

Highest number plate assigned 
Motor cycle registrations 

Highest number plate assigned 
Trailer registrations .... 
Motor cycle dealers' registrations 
Manufacturers' or dealers' registrations 
Additional cars (dealers) 

Repairers 

Licenses to operate: 

Original 

Renewal 

Total licenses 

Examinations 

Copies of certificates and licenses issued 
Duplicate automobile number plates . 
Duplicate motor cycle number plates . 
Miscellaneous applications . 
Total number of applications handled 



years 1923 and 1924 shows 
additional registrations and 



Receiver 



Total fees 

Motor vehicle fees rebated (deducted) 

Net fees 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and 
General 

Total receipts credited motor vehicle fees ac- 
count 

Personal Services 

Expenses 

Total expenses .... 



1923. 


1924. 


482,645 


580,489 


404,281 


482,780 


83,505 


91,826 


B76,112 


B84,926 


11,733 


10,778 


10,693 


10,087 


628 


672 


52 


48 


1,820 


1,961 


3,626 


6,106 


136 


113 


120,254 


120,259 


416,565 


500,180 


536,819 


620,439 


159,121 


159,006 


31,897 


33,599 


14,683 


12,864 


260 


25 


132 


8 


,206,803 


1,397,675 



$6,989,633 25 

74,275 01 
$6,915,358 24 

356,766 54 

$7,272,124 78 
382,015 07 
325,229 30 



J, 122, 166 00 
98,000 25 

^,024,165 75 
521,060 29 

;,545,226 04 
462,678 25 
380,127 20 



$707,244 37 $842,805 45 



62 P.D. 54. 

DIVISION OF WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC LANDS. 

BOSTON HARBOR. 

The Commonwealth Flats at South Boston. 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5. 

During the year various repairs and improvements have been made at the 
pier. The cleaning and painting of a portion of the structural steel and other 
metal work, under contract of Sept. 13, 1923, with Steves Lacios Company was 
completed June 24, 1924, at a cost of $40,318.29. On July 2, 1924, a contract 
was made with the same company to complete the painting of the pier. The 
contract provided for painting the steel work on the second floor, the stairways, 
elevators, pipes, doors, and sash on the pier and the wood work and steel of the 
heating plant. This work was completed Oct. 8, 1924, at a cost of $18,428.52. 

Under an agreement with George F. DeLeskey and Son repairs and alterations 
are being made to the head house at its connection with the roof of the pier, in- 
cluding new and higher flashing, the replastering of a portion of the exterior wall 
and repairs to the roof of the head house. 

Extensions to the sprinkler system have been provided by the Grinnell Company 
upon the second floor of the east shed, for better fire protection of the carpenter 
shop and offices of the steamship agents. The cost of this work was $241.90. 
Cargo hoist structures have been equipped with special steel castings in place of 
eye bolts. Repairs, replacements and adjustments have been made by the Kin- 
near Manufacturing Company to all Kinnear doors at a cost of SI, 272. On the 
second floor of the pier 296 square yards of granolithic pavement has been patched 
at a cost of $1,480. At the heating plant four differential draft gauges, two C O2 
recorders and an integrating flow meter have been installed upon the recom- 
mendation of the Commission on Administration and Finance. Under agreement 
with the William L. Miller Company a belay post was replaced on the east plat- 
form at a cost of $198. 

To provide additional room for the Registry of Motor Vehicles a contract was 
made Aug. 20, 1924, with Casey and Darcy Company for the construction on the 
second floor of the east side of the pier of a room about thirty-one feet by thirty- 
nine feet. This requires the removal of two Ogden doors on the outside wall, the 
building of plastered terra cotta walls, and the installation of equipment for light- 
ing and heating. The work is now in progress. 

On the west side of the pier the file room on the second floor and the room on 
the second mezzanine floor have been fitted as drafting rooms for the use of the 
Division of Highways and the necessary equipment for heating and lighting 
installed. 

On Oct. 20, 1924, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging to a depth of 40 feet below mean low water about 
30,000 cubic yards of material from the west dock at the pier. The contract 
prices for this work are: for dredging 46 cents per cubic yard; for removing 
boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This work is now nearly completed. 

'Development of Land South of Summer Street. 

Occupancy of the storehouses on D and E Streets (formerly the Army Stores) 
has been as follows: — two sections of Storehouse No. 1 were occupied by the 
Federal Government, and the remaining five under lease by the Terminal Wharf 
and Railroad Warehouse Company; storehouse No. 2 has been occupied by the 
United States Post Office Department and by the Division of Highways of the 
Department of Public Works. 

Minor repairs to these buildings have been made during the year by the Divi- 
sion's forces and also repairs to the roof of Storehouse No. 1 under contract with 
L. B. Renfrew Gray at a cost of $1,037.95. 

Under date of Jan. 25, 1924, an agreement was made for the sale to U. T. 
Hungerford Brass & Copper Company of 1,684.48 square feet of land on the 
easterly side of D Street. 

Under date of Apr. 9, 1924, an agreement was made for the sale to E. Kohler, 
M. C. Kohler and L. B. Kohler of 16,000 square feet of land on C and Claflin Streets. 



P.D. 54. 63 

South Bay, Roxbury. 

Under date of Mar. 3, 1924, a lease of land, wharf and a portion of the adja- 
cent dock was granted to Batchelder Bros., Inc., for a term of ten years with a 
provision for renewal for a further period of ten years. 

Dey Dock at South Boston. 

Claims of Holbrook, Cabot &. Rollins Corporation. 

The decision of the Board of Review, consisting of the Attorney-General, the 
State Treasurer and the Commissioner of Public Works, appointed under chap- 
ter 74 of the Resolves of 1923 to investigate the claim of Holbrook, Cabot & 
Rollins Corporation against the Commonwealth for damages on account of the 
construction of the dry dock at South Boston was filed with the Governor and 
Council Dec. 31, 1923. (House, No. 1320 of 1924.) 

A review of the claims of the contractor and the counter claims of the Com- 
monwealth resulted in findings of amounts due to the contractor and to the Com- 
monwealth, with a balance due the contractor of $17,788.83, which the board 
found that the Commonwealth, in equity and good conscience, should respond 
in damages to the Holbrook, Cabot & Rollins Corporation. 

On Jan. 7, 1924, the Holbrook, Cabot & Rollins Corporation executed a re- 
lease, discharging the Commonwealth from all further claims, in consideration 
of the payment by the Commonwealth of $17,788.83, in full satisfaction of all 
claims for damages on account of the construction of the Commonwealth dry 
dock at South Boston. 

The Commonwealth also paid to the Holbrook, Cabot & Rollins Corporation 
the balance of $5,000, retained percentage under the contract of June 22, 1914. 

The Commonwealth Flats at East Boston. 
Aircraft Landing Field. 

Chapter 368 of the Acts of 1924 authorized the Division to expend not exceed- 
ing $9,000 for grading and filling additional land at this field. Much of the work 
was done by the use of cinders placed about six inches deep before rolling. The 
cinders used in the work were paid for by the Division but the work was done 
by employees of the Federal, State and city governments, acting under the super- 
vision of Capt. Louis R. Knight, Army Air Officer of the First Corps Area. Trac- 
tors, an operator and laborers were furnished by the Federal Government, a 
mechanically operated scraper, laborers and supervision by the State, and a steam 
roller, a road scraper and laborers were supplied for a time by the city. 

The appropriation was spent largely in subgrading, increasing the cinder cov- 
ered areas adjacent to the runways, and in surface drainage. Some of the uneven 
high ground adjacent to the runways was sloped to decrease danger in landing. 
The area between the outer end of the approach roadway and the hangars was 
subgraded as well as a strip 150 feet wide extending along the rear of the hangars. 
The surplus material resulting from this work was placed between hangars Nos. 
1 and 2, and 3 and 4. 

The area covered with cinders in front of the hangars and easterly of them was 
enlarged to connect with the runways, the width of the cinder covered runways 
was increased and the angle at their intersection removed by a well rounded con- 
nection. Cinder filling was also placed in the depressions in the roads and run- 
ways previously surfaced. 

Drainage was provided for the low land south of the hangars by digging an open 
ditch about 1,200 feet long to connect with tide water, and the roadway of ap- 
proach to the field was drained by a ditch upon its westerly side. 

The maintenance of the field is entirely under the control of the Federal 
Government. 

Under authority of Chapter 383 of the Acts of 1924 an additional area adjacent 
to and easterly of the present air plane landing field has been leased to the United 
States. This area is to be used for hangars and as a landing place for hydroplanes. 

During their homeward flight the World Air Flyers landed at this field Sept. 
6, 1924. 

Amount expended during the year, $11,757.37. Total expenditures to Dec. 
1, 1924, $68,305.02. 



64 . P.D. 54. 

Dredging, Filling and Bulkheads. 

The filling of the flats at East Boston under contract of June 20, 1923, with the 
Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company was completed Dec. 24, 1923. Material to 
the amount of 960.735 cubic yards was dredged and placed as filling in the exten- 
sion of the easterly dike between the Central Basin and the bulkhead northerly 
of Bird Island Flats and as a dike back of the low portion of this bulkhead. The 
cost of the work done during the year was §78,629.40. The total cost of the work 
was $217,872.17. 

Under contract of Feb. 20, 1923, with Coleman Bros., Inc., for the placing of 
filling, the work of strengthening the bulkhead westerly of Governor's Island was 
completed Jan. 9, 1924. In continuation of this contract filling was also placed 
back of the bulkhead on the southerly side of the Central Basin. In all 188,939 
cubic yards of material was placed and all work under the contract completed 
Oct. 4, 1924, at a cost of §18,893.90. 

In September a break in the harbor bulkhead northerly of Bird Island Flats 
was repaired under an agreement with the William L. Miller Company at a cost 
of $7,683.40. 

East Boston Rail Connections. 

No new work has been done this year in extending the railroad tracks of the 
Commonwealth. Additional gravel has been placed to protect a portion of the 
road bed and repairs have been made to the connections of the service tracks to 
the Mead-Morrison Manufacturing Company and to the Edison Lamp Works 
of the General Electric Company. 

Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East Boston. 

The work of painting the wooden shed under contract of Nov. 22, 1923, with 
Maurice M. Devine was completed Mar. 29, 1924, at a cost of $1,925.00. This 
contract included the painting of the exterior of the shed, 140 feet wide by 400 
feet long, the outside and inside surfaces of sliding doors, rolling steel shutters, 
skylights and other metal surfaces. 

Repairs found necessary to the roof were made under an agreement with W. 
A. Murtfeldt Company at a cost of $856.00. In December repairs were made to 
the doors and door equipment of the pier shed under an agreement with William 
H. Ellis and Son Company at a cost of $1,018.66. 

Three broken dolphins remaining near the site of the pier were removed in June 
by W. S. Rendle and Son Company at a cost of $200.00. 

Anchorage Basin. 

Dredging under contract of Nov. 15, 1923, with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company was completed Jan. 25, 1924, at a contract cost of $10,991.64. 
Two shoal areas were removed to provide a depth of 30 feet at mean low water 
over the entire triangular area between the anchorage basin and the main ship 
channel. 

Amount expended during the 3^ear, $8,371.22. 

Neponset River. 

Dredging between the new Neponset highway bridge and Godfrey's Coal Wharf 
in Milton, under contract of Aug. 20, 1923, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company was completed Aug. 2, 1924, at a contract cost of $52,954.86. 
This work was authorized by Chapter 353 of the Acts of 1923. 

During the progress of the work rock was encountered on the south side of the 
channel at and above Forbes Wharf at Milton Lower Mills. To avoid this rock 
the channel was moved northerly about 25 feet and maintained at the full width 
of 75 feet. Dredging operations were suspended in January, 1924, when the 
work was practically finished. A survey made in March showed that consider- 
able shoaling had occurred during the winter in the upper portion of the channel, 
particularly in the mooring basin near Vose's Grove. This shoaling was removed 
by the contractor during the summer. 

Amount expended during the j-ear, $30,347.76. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1924, $101,531.09. 



P.D. 54. 65 

Pemberton Point, Hull. 

The work of building the breakwater authorized by chapter 440 of the Acts 
of 1923 was completed June 26, 1924, under contract of Sept. 25, 1923, with William 
R. Farrell. A total length of 2,396 feet of wall was built under this contract. 
In some portions of the work old walls of good construction were tied by the use 
of metal dowels and incorporated in the work. Large granite blocks varying in 
weight from one-half to four tons were used as riprap protection. The easterly 
section of the wall was protected by stone jetties and continuous riprap; the 
westerly section by stone jetties only. 

To enable the Selectmen to place steps at this wall to give access to" the beach, 
eye bolts were set in the face of the coping of the wall opposite Helen Street, and 
in the face and rear of the wall opposite Channel Street. To these eye bolts 
wooden steps furnished by the town have been secured. Amount expended during 
the year $64,065.76. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1924, $90,250.98. 

Quincy Bay. 

On Dec. 3, 1923, a contract was made with William R. Farrell for breaking up 
and removing boulders from the flats easterly of the Quincy Shore Reservation 
at Atlantic. The contract price for this work was the lump sum of $3,700. 

Under this contract 47 boulders were removed to a depth of one foot below the 
level of the adjacent flats and a number of smaller stones taken from different 
points in the bay. Work was completed Mar. 27, 1924. 

Amount expended during the year, $3,955.20. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1924, $54,416.37. 

RIVERS, HARBORS, TIDE WATERS AND FORESHORES OUTSIDE OF 

BOSTON HARBOR. 

For the improvement of rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of 
Boston Harbor, in accordance with the provisions of section 11, Chapter 91, 
General Laws, an appropriation of $50,000 was made during 1924 with the fol- 
lowing condition: "provided, however, that all expenditures made for the pro- 
tection of shores shall be upon condition that at least fifty per cent of the cost is 
covered by contributions from municipalities or other organizations and individu- 
als, and that in the case of dredging channels for harbor improvements at least 
twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be covered by contributions from munici- 
palities or other organizations and individuals." 

An appropriation of $25,000 was also available during the year for the main- 
tenance of structures, and for repairing damages along the coast line or river 
banks of the Commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other obstruc- 
tions from tide waters and great ponds. 

Petitions were filed with the Division during the year for surveys and improve- 
ments in the following localities: Annisquam River, Gloucester; Herring River, 
Harwich; Ipswich River, Ipswich; Lewis Bay, Barnstable; Manchester Harbor, 
Manchester; Mitchell's River, Chatham; Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis; Rock- 
port Harbor, Rockport; Sand Hills, Scituate; W^est Bay, Barnstable; West 
Dennis, Dennis; West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth; Witchmere Harbor, 
Harwich. 

Public hearings have been held, certain surveys and estimates of cost made, but 
no work has been done to carry out improvements petitioned for at Herring 
River, Harwich; Lewis Bay, Barnstable; Mitchell's River, Chatham; Nob- 
scusset Harbor, Dennis; Rockport Harbor, Rockport; West Bay, Barnstable; 
West Dennis, Dennis; West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth. 

Information relating to work previously done in various rivers and harbors of 
the Commonwealth may be found in the annual reports of the Board of Harbor 
and Land Commissioners, the Commission on Waterways and Public Lands, in 
previous reports of this Division, and in the tables in the Appendix accompanying 
the present report. These tables show localities, character of work, appropria- 
tions and expenditures by the Commonwealth and certain appropriations and 
expenditures by the Federal Government. 

An account of the work done during the year 1924, for the improvement of 
rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of Boston Harbor follows: 



00 P.D. 54. 

Annisquam River, Gloucester. 

Hearing was held Feb. 27, 1924, upon the petition of John A. Stoddart for 
dredging an anchorage basin on the westerly side of Annisquam River opposite 
City Ledge. 

On Nov. 6, 1924, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge to a depth of feet at mean low water an anchorage 
basin and shoal in this river in a location about 1,500 feet northwesterly of the 
Blynman Bridge. The contract .prices are: for dredging the areas and disposing 
of the dredged material at sea, 42 cents for each cubic yard, scow measurement; 
for removing and disposing of boulders $20 for each cubic yard. 

Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $3,000 is to be made by the city 
of Gloucester. This work is now in progress. Amount expended during the year 
$132.38. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1924, $116,801.99. 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth. 

The work of repairing the easterly jetty, under contract of July 19, 1923, with 
William H. Connor and Son Company was completed June 21, 1924. This work 
replaced 1,065.6 feet of jetty by a concrete wall at a contract cost of $14,844.21. 

In January 1924, an agreement was made with George W. Starbuck for certain 
work not covered by the contract of 1923. Under this agreement about 50 linear 
feet of stone jetty was repaired by placing concrete in bags below low water. 
Minor repairs were also made to the timber jetty. The cost of work under this 
agreement was $469.02. 

An examination of the jetty made in the spring showed the need of further 
repairs. On June 16, 1924, a contract was made with George W. Starbuck for the 
construction of 750 linear feet of concrete wall upon the existing stone and timber 
jetty. The contract price for furnishing all labor and materials and for construct- 
ing the concrete wall, including the removal and disposal of old timber, furnish- 
ing of forms to remain in place, excavation and all incidental work was $22.70 for 
each cubic yard of concrete measured in the completed work. A total length of 
704 feet of jetty was repaired under this contract. Work was completed Sept. 
26, 1924, at a contract cost of $8,984.21. 

Under these two contracts 1,769.5 feet of old timber jetty was replaced by a 
concrete wall. Amount expended during the year $22,240.19. Total expenditure 
to Dec. 1, 1924, $115,390.70. 

Beverly Harbor. 

The work of dredging by the Federal Government in this harbor under con- 
tract dated September 25, 1923, was completed Oct. 22, 1924. The original 
project included the removal of approximately 3,700 cubic yards of ledge, but 
no contract has been made for this part of the work. 

Toward the cost of this work the Commonwealth paid .to the Federal Govern- 
ment $50,000 under authority of chapter 12 of the Resolves of 1922, and con- 
tributions aggregating an equal amount were made by the city of Beverly, the 
New England Fuel and Transportation Company and the Gulf Refining Company. 

Brant Rock, Marshfield. 

The extension of the sea wall north of Brant Rock and the building of spur 
jetties, included in contract of Oct. 15, 1923, with Frank H. Barry, was completed 
Aug. 21, 1924. A total length of 150 feet of concrete wall was built, the face of 
the old rubble wall about 1,200 feet long was pointed up to a height of about 6 
feet above the surface of the beach, and 52 concrete spur jetties were built in front 
of the old wall and the concrete extension. The total cost of the work was 
$11,972.25. Toward this cost a contribution of $2,000 was made by the town of 
Marshfield. 

An inspection made in August showed need of repairs to the sea wall south of 
the Brant Rock House. Under an agreement with Frank H. Barry, the entire 
face of this granite sea wall, about 1,000 feet long, was pointed up as well as ex- 
posed sections of the back of the wall. The cost of this work was $750. The town 
of Marshfield is to make a contribution of $250 toward this cost. 

Amount expended during the year $12,722.25. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1924, $18,178.75. 



P.D. 54. 67 

Bucks Creek, Chatham. 

The contract of July 19, 1923, with W. H. Connor and Son Company for dredg- 
ing a channel and building a pile and timber jetty in extension of the present west- 
erly jetty, provided for the completion of the work on or before Oct. 1, 1923. At 
this date no work had been done. As the contractor failed to begin work in May, 
in response to the order of the Division, this contract was terminated. 

On June 12, 1924, a contract was made with George W. Star buck for building 
about 400 feet of pile and timber jetty on the westerly side of the entrance to this 
harbor. The contract price for furnishing materials and building this jetty, in- 
cluding pile cluster at the outer end, connection with existing jetty, and all in- 
cidental work, was $18.27 per linear foot of pile and timber jetty in place. This 
work was completed Nov. 22, 1924, at a contract cost of $7,436.41. 

No further contract has been made for the dredging included in the contract 
of July 19, 1923. Amount expended during the year $7,281.85. Total expenditure 
to Dec. 1, 1924, $38,415.34. 

Chatham Harbor, Chatham. 

During the progress of the dredging in Pleasant Bay, Orleans, under contract 
of June 5, 1924, with William E. Burke, the Selectmen of Chatham asked that the 
excavation be extended to a portion of Pleasant Bay, Chatham. 

On Aug. 28, 1924, a contract was made with William E. Burke for dredging a 
channel through two shoals in Chatham Harbor to a depth of 6 feet at mean low 
water and a width of 100 feet on the bottom. The contract prices for this work 
were: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material 46 cents per cubic 
yard; for removing and disposing of boulders $12 per cubic yard. The work was 
completed Oct. 14, 1924, at a contract cost of $2,164.30. Toward this cost a 
contribution of $600 was made by the town of Chatham. 

Amount expended during the year $2,039.68. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1924, $2,039.68. 

Cohasset Harbor. 

The work of dredging in this harbor under contract of Aug. 16, 1923, with 
William E. Burke was completed July 12, 1924, at a contract cost of $8,269.20. 
The entire length of the entrance channel has now been dredged to a depth of 6 
feet at mean low water and a width of 90 feet on the bottom. Amount expended 
during the year $9,081.97. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1924, $66,193.65. 

Connecticut River. 

Hadley. — By the provisions of section 620A of Chapter 510 of the Acts of 1924, 
the Division was authorized to expend for repairing damages to the bank of Con- 
necticut River in Hadley a sum not exceeding $15,000, provided that before the 
work began the town of Hadley paid $4,500 into the treasury of the Commonwealth 
to be used as a part of the $15,000 authorized. 

On Oct. 2, 1924, a contract was made with Charles I. Hosmer for furnishing 
and placing stone riprap on the southerly bank of Connecticut River north and 
west of the northerly end of West Street in the town of Hadley. The contract 
price for furnishing and placing riprap, grading bank, removing fallen trees, drift 
stumps and bushes, and all incidental work, was $2.95 per ton of stone in place 
on the bank of the river. The work was completed Nov. 19, 1924, and included 
the protection of 1,625 feet of river bank and the placing of 20.05 tons of stone 
to repair breaks in riprap placed some years ago. The total contract cost of the 
work was $14,219.15. Toward this cost the town of Hadley made the required 
contribution of $4,500. Amount expended during the year, $12,659.96. Total 
expenditure to Dec. 1, 1924, $110,400.90. 

Northfield. — The protective work upon the westerly bank of Connecticut 
River, north of Schell's Bridge, under contract of Nov. 22, 1923, with Thomas 
Aquinas Dollard was completed June 13, 1924, at a contract cost of $3,663.98. 
By this work about 350 linear feet of river bank was protected by riprap. Amount 
expended during the year $3,564.18. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1924, $3,662.28. 



68 P.D. 54. 

Herring River. Wellfleet. 

The work of dredging a channel through Herring River marshes to straighten 
and deepen the existing channel between High Toss Bridge and the Herring Weir. 
under contract of Oct. 3. 1923. with William E. Burke, was discontinued April 
21, 1924. as the funds available had been practically exhausted. By the provi- 
sions of Item 632A of chapter 510 of the Acts of 1924. an additional appropria- 
tion of $2,700 was made to continue the dredged channel to the railroad, a distance 
of about 1,500 feet. The contractor has not yet resumed this work. Amount 
expended during the year. SS.4S7.30. Total expenditure to Dec. 1. 1924, S30.514.72. 

Ipswich River. Ipswich. 

Hearing was held July 17. 1924, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Ipswich, 
and others, for dredging a channel from Nabby's Point to Bailey's Wharf and for 
the removal of boulders from this part of the river. 

On Sept. 12. 1924. a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge to a depth of 4 feet at mean low water a channel 
from Xabby's Point to Averill's Wharf, a distance of about 2.S00 feet, to a width 
of 60 feet on the bottom with an enlargement of 75 feet at the turn near Heard's 
Point. The contract prices for this work were: for dredging the channel and 
disposing of the dredged material S5 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; 
for removing and disposing of boulders S20 per cubic yard. This dredging was 
completed, except for a short distance near Averill's Wharf, on Nov. 24. 1924, 
at a contract cost of S9.466.20. Toward this cost a contribution of S2.S00 was 
made bv the town of Ipswich. Amount expended during the year S3.52S.4S. Total 
expenditure to Dec. 1. 1924. S51.S47.40. 

Manchester Harbor. 

Hearing was held Feb. 27. 1924. upon a petition of the Selectmen of Man- 
chester for further dredging. 

On July 2, 1924. a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company for dredging a channel 60 feet wide on the bottom and 8 feet deep 
at mean low water in Manchester Harbor from the S-foot contour in the outer 
harbor to the railroad bridge, a distance of about 4,500 feet. The contract prices 
for tins work were: for dredging channel and disposing of the dredged material, 
40 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, 
S20 per cubic yard. Tins work is now in progress. Toward the cost of the work 
a contribution of S6.000 has been made bv the town of Manchester. Amount ex- 
pended during the year S10,0SS.60. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1924, §133,422.35. 

Nantucket Harbor. 

Hearing was held Feb. 27. 1924. upon a petition of Arthur W. Jones, and others, 
for dredging in Nantucket Harbor. 

On May 2. 1924. a contract was made with Herbert T. Gerrish to dredge about 
23.500 cubic yards of material from areas lying north of the Steamboat Wharf in 
Nantucket Harbor to a depth of 4 feet at mean low water. The contract prices 
for this work are: for dredging the areas and disposing of the dredged material 
the sum of 67 cents for each cubic yard of material dredged and deposited upon 
the shore measured in situ; for removing and disposing of boulders S35 per cubic 
yard. 

Work was begun under this contract on May 24, 1924. but was suspended in 
July on account of lack of area for the deposit of the material remaining to be 
dredged. .Arrangements have since been made with the contractor to complete 
the dredging and dispose of the dredged material at sea, but work has not yet 
been resumed. Toward the cost of the work under this contract a contribution 
of $4,000 was made by the town of Nantucket and by individuals and organiza- 
tions interested in the dredging. .Amount expended during the vear, $12,984.36. 
Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1924, S56.053.39. 



P.D. 54. 69 

Nauset Harbor, Town Cove, Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, Orleans. 

Hearing was held 'on Feb. 27, 1924, upon petitions of the Selectmen of Orleans 
and others, for dredging a channel from Nauset Harbor to Town Cove and a chan- 
nel in Pleasant Bay and Namequoit River. 

On June 5, 1924, a contract was made with William E. Burke for dredging 
channels to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water and a width of 60 feet on the 
bottom, through shoals in the channel from- Nauset Harbor to Town Cove, and 
through shoals in Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, Orleans. The contract 
prices for this work are: for dredging the areas and disposing of the dredged 
material 46 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and dispos- 
ing of all boulders $12 per cubic yard. The dredging in Nauset Harbor and Town 
Cove was completed Sept. 16, 1924, but the work in Namequoit River and Pleas- 
ant Bay is still in progress. Toward the cost of the work under this contract a 
contribution of $7,000 was made by the town of Orleans. 

Amount expended during the year at Nauset Harbor and Town Cove, $6,838.04; 
total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1924, $9,509.28. Amount expended during the year 
at Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, $6,881.83; total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1924, $13,147.04. 

Pamet River, Truro. 

An inspection made in January 1924, showed considerable damage by the 
current in the river and the action of the sea, to the narrow strip of land between 
the old channel of Pamet River and the channel dredged by the Commonwealth. 
Some immediate repairs were necessary to check the action of the sea until the 
protective work at the outlet could be extended. Under an agreement with W. 
H. Connor and Son Company sand bag protection was provided at the locations 
where the need was urgent. The work was completed Feb. 2, 1924, at a cost 
of $1,329.62. 

On June 13, 1924, an agreement was made with J. W. Nickerson to furnish all 
labor and equipment necessary to construct timber crib work ballasted with stone 
at the inshore end of both jetties. This work was completed Nov. 21, 1924, at a 
cost of $4,187.20. Amount expended during the year, $5,516.82. Total expendi- 
ture to Dec. 1, 1924, $197,976.77. 

Plymouth Harbor. 

Under the provisions of Chapter 46, Resolves of 1923, a payment of $51,000 
was made by the Commonwealth to the United States toward the cost of the im- 
provement of this harbor under a project of the Federal Government. 

This project covers the dredging of a channel 150 feet wide on the bottom and 
15 feet deep at mean low water, extending in a northwesterly direction about 
900 feet from a point off the site of the Steamboat Wharf, with a turning basin 
300 feet square at the upper end. This work was contingent upon the construc- 
tion of a satisfactory terminal by the town of Plymouth. This terminal is now 
being built, but the bulkhead and dike are not ready to receive the dredged ma- 
terial which the contractor is to deposit to make a solid filling. A contract has 
been made by the War Department for this dredging but no work has yet been 
done. 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission. 

On July 17, 1924, by vote of the Governor and Council, jurisdiction over the 
property acquired by the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission at Plymouth was 
transferred to the Division of Waterways and Public Lands. Future care and 
maintenance of a part of this land was previously provided for under agreements 
made by the Tercentenary Commission with the Town and with the Pilgrim So- 
ciety. The records, plans and files of the Commission have been given into the 
care of the Division. 

A recommendation has been made for legislation granting to the Division cer- 
tain powers and duties in connection with this property. 



70 P.D. 54. 

Provincetown Shore Protection. 

The work of placing riprap protection along the shore in front of the State 
highway at Provincetown. under contract of Nov. 19, 1923, with NickersOD and 
Edwards was completed July 16. 1024. Under this contract 1,857 linear feet of 
riprap protection was placed along the shore of Provincetown Harbor where the 
State highway runs near the shore. Part of the cost of this work was paid by the 
Division of Highways and part by the Division of Waterways. Amount expended 
during the year by the Division of Waterwavs. §24,992.59; total expenditure to 
Dec. 1, 1924, by the Division of Waterways. $26,210.37. 

Scituate Shore Protection. 

The work of protecting the shores in the town of Scituate from damage by the 
sea has been continued during the year under the provisions of Chapter 585 of 
the Acts of 1920: 

Glades Sea Wall. — Under an agreement with Frank H. Barry 15.45 ton- of 
heavy riprap were placed in front of a section of wall where the beach is low. The 
cost of this work was S92.70. 

North Scituate Sea Wall. — The work of constructing concrete spur jetties in 
front of the sea wall east of Surfside Avenue, included under contract of Oct. 15. 
1923, with Frank H. Barry, was completed Aug. 21. 1924. at a contract cost of 
S2.450.00. Fourteen concrete spur jetties, each 25 feet long, were built under 
this contract. 

Sand Hills. — In September the attention of the Division was called to the 
necessity for repairs to this wall. An inspection showed the face and top of the 
concrete wall badly cracked and eroded. Under an agreement with Frank H. 
Barry this wall, about 1,000 feet in length, was repaired at a cost of si ,439.47. 

Third Cliff. — The work of placing riprap protection at this cliff and in front 
of the sea wall between First and Second Cliffs, under contract of Feb. 10. 1922, 
with W. H. Connor and Son Company was completed Jan. 11, 1924. Under this 
contract riprap protection was provided for 1,450 linear feet of bluff at Third Cliff 
and for 300 linear feet of wall between First and Second Cliff. 

Work under contract of Nov. 23, 1923, with the Fitzgibbon Company was com- 
pleted Aug. 5. 1924. Under this contract riprap was placed along 1.400 feet of 
the cliff, completing the water front protection at Third Cliff except for a short 
distance of 150 feet where the owners refused to grant the Commonwealth permis- 
sion to enter upon their property to do the work. 

Westport Harbor. 
The work of building a stone jetty under contract of Aug. 16, 1923. with William 
E. Burke was completed July 12, 1924. Under this contract a stone jetty 360 feet 
long has been built on the easterly side of the entrance "to the harbor extending 
from a sand bluff upon the shore to a pile of stones marking the end of a former 
jetty built bv the Federal Government. Amount expended during the vear 
813,858.63. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1924, $16,429.72. 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich. 

Hearing was held on Feb. 27, 1924, upon petitions of the Selectmen of Har- 
wich, and others, for dredging, for repairs to the easterly jetty, and for the exten- 
sion of this jetty. 

An inspection made at this harbor showed that both jetties were in need of 
repair. On Nov. 13, 1924, a contract was made with Joseph W. Xickerson to 
furnish and place stone in the jetty on the easterly side of the entrance to this 
harbor and to place stone back of the jetty on the westerly side of the entrance. 

The contract prices for this work are: for furnishing and placing heavy rip- 
rap and stone chips in the easterly jetty S7.90 for each ton of 2,000 pounds in the 
completed work, including the removal and disposal of old timber jetty: for 
furnishing and placing stone chips back of the westerly jetty, §7.90 for each ton 
of 2,000 pounds in the completed work. The contractor has not yet begun this 
work. Amount expended during the vear, $12.00. Total expenditures to Dec. 
1, 1924, $38,567.00. 



P.D. 54. 71 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Great Ponds. 

Jurisdiction over great ponds belonging to the Commonwealth was conferred 
upon the former Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners by chapter 318, Acts 
of 1888. This act applies to ponds containing in their natural state ten or more 
acres of land. Authority to sell and convey or lease, subject to the approval of 
the Governor and Council, any of the islands owned by the State in great pcnds, 
was later given by chapter 379, Acts of 1904, now section 2, Chapter 91, General 
Laws. 

During the year the Division has considered matters relating to: Alum Pond, 
Sturbridge; Asneconick Pond, Hubbardston; Bog Pond, Savoy; Coopers Pond, 
North Carver; Kendall Pond, Gardner; Kingsbury Pond, Norfolk; Lake Quin- 
sigamond, Worcester; Little Pond, Sherborn; Long Pond, Lee; Long Pond, 
Rutland; Martins Pond, North Reading; Morse Pond, Wellesley; Niles Pond, 
Gloucester; Onota Lake, Pittsfield; Quaboag Lake, Brookfield; Shaw Pond, 
Otis; Silver Lake, Pittsfield; South Pond, Savoy; Yokum Pond, Becket. 

A list of the lakes and ponds of the State with areas of ten or more acres, given 
by counties, is printed in the report of the Commission on Waterways and Pub- 
lic Lands on " Water Resources of Massachusetts, 1918". 

Surveys have been made during the year of the following ponds: 







Area surveyed 


Natural Area Maximum 


Name. 


Town. 


(Acres) . 


(Acres). Depth (Feet) 


Long Pond 


. Blandford 


84 


54.5 53.4 


Long Pond 


. Rutland . 


185.96 


60.37 24.3 



Amount expended during the year, $1,611.08. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1924, $8,491.54. 

Access to Great Ponds. 

Two petitions relative to public access to great ponds were filed during the 
year in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 453 of the Acts of 1924. 

On May 1, 1924, the joint board gave a public hearing upon the petition of ten 
citizens of the Commonwealth representing that in their opinion public necessity 
requires a right of way for public access to Long Pond, Blandford. No further 
action has been taken, but a report with recommendations will be made later 
to the Legislature regarding this matter. 

On June 25, 1924, the joint board gave a public hearing upon the petition of 
ten citizens of the Commonwealth representing that public necessity requires a 
right of way to Glen Echo Lake in the town of Stoughton. No further action has 
been taken but a report, with recommendations, will be made later to the Legis- 
lature regarding this matter. 

Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1924, $48.66. 

Province Lands. 

The territory belonging to the Commonwealth known as the Province Lands at 
Provincetown comprises about 3,290 acres lying northerly and westerly of a line 
described in chapter 470, Acts of 1893. By the terms of this act the Board of 
Harbor and Land Commissioners was given general care and supervision of this 
area. 

Reclamation work has been carried on under the direction of a superintendent 
since 1894. To check the movement of the sand barren dunes are first covered 
with brush or planted with beach grass. The grass is pulled in bunches about 
two inches thick and transplanted in rows about 4 feet apart and 6 inches deep. 
This transplanted grass lives between three and four years. This work is fol- 
lowed and reinforced by the transplanting of trees and shrubs. 

During the year work on these lands has been continued in accordance with 
these methods. Nine acres of sand dunes have been covered with brush and 5i 
acres of bayberry transplanted. In addition 22,000 native pines on the sod have 
been transplanted and 40,000 seedlings. 



72 P.D. 54. 

The sum of $232.70 has been paid into the State treasury during the year from 
licenses issued for cultivating and picking cranberries on the bogs and for mowing 
meadows and from permits for occupying certain areas on these lands. Amount ex- 
pended during the year, $4,288.09. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1924, $101,965.98. 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams. 

By chapter 359, Acts of 1909, Chapter 564, Acts of 1912, and chapter 84, Re- 
solves of 1917, co-operation was established between the Commonwealth and the 
Water Resources Branch of the United States Geological Survey, whereby work 
relating to the gauging of streams within the Commonwealth and other work of 
a similar character carried on by the said survey have been obtained for use by 
the Division, said data being available for other Departments of the Com- 
monwealth. 

Toward the cost of this work the Department has paid during the year $2,999.99. 

Topographical Map of Massachusetts. Town Boundary Atlases of the 
Boundary Lines of Cities and Towns, and Other Maps. 

Under authority of Section 33, Chapter 91, General Laws, as amended by 
Section 2, Chapter 57, Acts of 1923, and under previous laws, 4,808 sections of 
the topographical map of Massachusetts, 65 maps of Massachusetts, dated 1917, 
76 maps of Boston Inner Harbor, edition of 1923, 4 maps of the Cape Cod Canal, 
1 map of the Province Lands at Provincetown, and 11 atlases of the boundary 
lines of cities and towns have been sold during the year ending Nov. 30, 1924, for 
which $771.85 was received and paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

No town boundary atlases were distributed during the year under authoritv of 
Chapter 360, Acts of 1900, as amended by Chapter 484, Acts of 1909. 

Re-establishment of Certain Triangulation Stations. 

By section 33, chapter 91, General Laws, the Division is authorized to make 
such surveys and to do such other work as may be required by any order of the 
Land Court, to re-establish and permanently mark certain triangulation points 
and stations previously established in connection with the topographical survey 
of the Commonwealth, and the town boundary survey, which have been lost or 
destroyed, and to obtain the geographical position of such new points and stations 
as may be required from time to time by the Court. 

During the year the location of the following triangulation stations were 
determined and permanently marked on the ground and the geographical posi- 
tions furnished to the Land Court: 4 stations in Gloucester; 3 stations in Dennis; 
15 stations in Nantucket; 8 stations in Barnstable at Cotuit; 2 stations in 
Pembroke. 

In addition the following triangulation stations were determined; 2 stations to 
locate the Harbor Line in Boston Harbor; 3 stations on a survey of Long Pond, 
Rutland; 1 station on the Hanover-Pembroke town line; and 5 stations in the 
town of Halifax. Amount expended during the year, $754.80. 

Licenses and Permits. 

During the year 106 licenses were granted for various work to be done in tide 
waters, great ponds, Connecticut River and Merrimack River, and 99 permits 
for miscellaneous purposes. The Division also approved 64 permits granted by 
cities and towns for the construction and maintenance of fish weirs in tide water. 



P.D. 54. 



73 



RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION. 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 

Granting Certain Powers and Duties in Connection with Property of the Common- 
wealth in Plymouth. 

The Division of Waterways and Public Lands, having charge under section two 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws of land, structures and other property 
belonging to the Commonwealth acquired, built or improved by the Pilgrim Ter- 
centenary Commission which has completed its work and made its final report, 
recommends certain legislation. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE. 

Back Bay Lands, Removal of Certain Restrictions. — Report made Dec. 17, 
1923, by the Attorney-General, the Commissioner of Public Works, and the Build- 
ing Commissioner of Boston, under chapter 56, Resolves of 1923. (House No. 
277 of 1924.) 

Supervision and Regulation of the Business of transporting Persons, Freight 
and Property over Public Ways by Motor Vehicles. — Report made Jan. 9, 1924, 
by the Department of Public Works, under chapter 35, Resolves of 1923. (House 
No. 1225 of 1924.) 

Claim of Holbrook, Cabot & Rollins Corporation against the Commonwealth, 
in relation to the Dry Dock at South Boston. Decision of the Board of Review, 
appointed under provisions of chapter 74, Resolves of 1923. (House No. 1320 of 
1924.) 

APPENDIX. 

Receipts during Fiscal Year 1924. 

Port of Boston Fund. 
Rent under leases and permits . 
Use of Commonwealth Pier 5 . 
Use of Commonwealth Pier 1 . 
Use of Maverick Street Property 
Use of Haywards Creek Property . 
Inspection of Dumping, Boston Harbor 
Dumping at Receiving Basins . 

License Charges 

Sale of Maps of Boston Harbor 
Pay Station Receipts .... 
Sale of Land — South Boston . 
Sale of Buildings — South Boston . 

Waterways Fund: 

Inspection of Dumping, outside of Boston Harbor 
License Charges 



$106,869 69 

194,100 07 

4,586 09 

720 00 

514 00 

3,384 52 

5,775 96 

10,917 50 

38 00 

176 93 

63,580 61 

75 00 



$1,077 18 
13,570 98 



Income from Sundry Sources 

Use of State Pier at New Bedford . 

Use of Province Lands 

Sale of Massachusetts Atlases, Atlas Sheets, etc. 

Certified Copies of Documents 

Sale of Specifications and Miscellaneous Plans 

Interest on Bank Accounts .... 



$232 70 

733 85 

77 00 

83 00 



$390,738 37 

14,648 16 
6,128 07 



1,126 55 
169 74 

$412,810 89 



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P.D. 54. 75 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors 
and Channels within Boston Harbor, under the Direction of the 
Department of Public Works, Division of Waterways and Public 
Lands, and its Predecessors, from 1893 to 1924, inclusive. 

Contributions 
by Municipality Total 

Expenditure . 



Locality and Character of Work. - 

Cottage Park Channel, Winthrop, Dredging 
Dorchester, easterly shore, Boston, Dredging 
Harbor View, Boston, Dredging . 
Hingham Harbor, Dredging .... 
Houghs Neck Channel, Quincy, Dredging , 
Island End River, Everett, Survey 
Jeffries Point Channel, Dredging . 
Mystic River (near Lawrence & Wiggin's wharf) 

Dredging 

Neponset River, Dredging . . . 
Old Harbor Cove, Dredging .... 
Orient Heights Channels, Dredging 
Pemberton Point, Hull, Breakwater . 
Pleasant Park Yacht Club Channel, Dredging 

Point Shirley, Dredging 

Quincy Bay, Dredging 

Shirley Gut, Boston and Winthrop, Dredging 
South Boston, southerly shore, Dredging . 
Stony Beach, Hull, Sea wall .... 
Weir River, Hull, Dredging .... 
Wessagussett Channel, Dredging . 
Weymouth Fore River, Dredging 
Winthrop Harbor Channels, Dredging 



or Others. 

$1,000 00 $22,012 08 

1,000 00 84,780 47 

146 00 

6,500 00 41,595 12 

3,500 00 28,489 58 

264 10 

2,961 90 

5,927 70 

10,000 00 101,531 09 

9,821 69 

45,323 67 

60,000 00 90,250 98 

3,154 92 

- 3 713 37 

3,000 00 54'416 37 

2,110 96 

129,542 08 

11,522 02 

25,000 00 130,953 51 

815 20 

32,759 20 

1,700 00 39,783 58 

$111,700 00 $841,885 59 



Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from Dec. 
1, 1923, to Nov. 30, 1924, under Chapter 91 of the General Laws. 



and 



Location and Character of Work. 
Annisquam River, Survey .... 
Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, Jetty 
Brant Rock, Marshfield, Sea wall 
Bucks Creek, Jetties, survey and dredging 
Cohasset Harbor, Breakwater and dredging 
Connecticut River, Hadley, Protective work 

diversion well 

Connecticut River, Northfield, Riprap 
Connecticut River, Springfield and West Springfield 

Protective work 

Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable, Dredging and survey 

Edgartown, Survey 

Great Ponds, Survey .... 
Improvement of rivers and harbors, General expenses 
Ipswich River, Ipswich, Jetty, wall, riprap and 

dredging 

Lynn Harbor, Anchorage Basin, Survey 

Manchester Harbor, Survey, jetties and dredging 

Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, Dredging . 

Nantucket Harbor, Dredging .... 

Nauset Harbor and Town Cove, Dredging 

Oak Bluffs, Sea wall . . . 

Pamet River, Truro, Survey, dredging and repairing 

jetties , 



Contributions. 



$2,000 00 



4,500 00 



2,800 00 

6,000 00 
5,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 



Expenditures. 

$132 38 

12,619 37 

12,722 25 

7,281 85 
9,081 97 

12,659 96 
3,564 18 

590 81 

386 74 

194 00 

1,611 08 

1,372 46 

3.528 48 

' 15 90 

10,088 60 

6,881 83 

12,984 36 

6,838 04 

220 56 

1,985 70 



76 

Location and Character of Work. 

Pleasant Bay, Chatham, Dredging 
Plymouth Harbor, Dredging 
Provincetown Harbor, Shore protection 

Salem Harbor, Survey 

Scituate, Shore protection .... 

Shirley Gut, Survey 

West Bay, Barnstable and Osterville, Jet tie- 
dredging 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth, Dredging 

West Harwich, Survey 

West port Harbor, Jetty 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, Jetties and dredging 





P.D. 54. 


Contributions. 


Expenditures. 


S600 00 


$2,039 Os 


- 


420 16 


. 


24,992 59 


. 


139 85 


31,501 32 


47,383 16 


- 


97 05 


« and 




- 


270 25 


- 


67 45 


- 


603 46 


. 


13,858 63 


"in°" — 


12 00 



858,401 32 $194,644 v) 



Expenditures and Contributions from 1893 to 1924, inclusive, for Rtveb 
and Harbor Work, under the Direction of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works, Division of Waterways and Public Lands, and its Pred- 
ecessors (excepting Boston Harbor). 



Locality and Character of Work. 

Acushnet River, Inspecton and dredging 

Aliens Harbor, Harwich, Surveys 

Aliens Pond, Dartmouth, Survey 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, Dredging, removing 
ledges and riprap 

Apponagansett Harbor and River, Dartmouth 
Survey, dredging and stone breakwater 

Barnstable Harbor, Survey and Dredging 

Bass River, Beverly, Dredging . 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, Jetties, dredg- 
ing and survey 

Beach Street, Scituate. See Scituate. 

Beverly Harbor, Dredging 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, Sea wall 

Bucks Creek, Chatham, Jetties, survey and dredg 
ing 

Buzzards Bay, Falmouth, Survey 

Cataumet Harbor. See Megansett Harbor. 

Cedar Point, Scituate. See Scituate. 

Centerville River, Barnstable, Dredging . 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset and Scituate, Break- 
water and dredging 

Concord River, Billerica, Removing boulders . 

Connecticut River, Investigation of navigation and 
surveys 

Connecticut River, Agawam, Protective work 

Connecticut River, Chicopee, Survey, wall and rip 
rap 

Connecticut River, Hadley, Protective work and 
diversion wall 

Connecticut River, Hatfield, Dikes and riprap 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, Marking and lighting 
old piers 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, Dredging and pro 
tective work 



Contribution^ 

by Municipality 

or Other-. 



81,500 00 
55,535 75 



5.000 00 
1,000 00 



1,015 00 



Total 
Expenditure. 

$118,764 85 

302 00 
195 95 

116,801 99 

55.786 05 
18,554 64 
81,075 56 



2,500 00 115,390 70 

50,000 00 l 
2,000 00 18,178 75 

2,500 00 38,415 34 
- - 166 11 



1.500 00 7,603 22 

20,691 88 66,193 65 
150 00 1,664 59 

7,074 62 
18,814 42 

640 00 25,789 02 



110,400 90- 

14,952 57 

1,195 32 

7,375 70 



1 $50,000 expended by U. S. Government. 



- From 1333, inclusive. 



P.D. 54. 



Locality and Character of Work. 

Connecticut River, Northampton, Protective work . 

Connecticut River, Northfield, Riprap 

Connecticut River, South Hadley, Wall . 

Connecticut River, Springfield and West Spring- 
field, Protective work 

Conservation of waters, Investigation 

Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable, Dredging and survey . 

Cuttyhunk Harbor, Gosnold, Jetties and dredging . 

Deacons Pond Harbor, Falmouth. See Falmouth 
Inner Harbor. 

Duxbury Bay and Harbor, Dredging 

East Bay, Osterville, Jetties, dredging and removing 
scows 

Edgartown Harbor, Survey 

Ellis ville Harbor, Dredging . 

Essex County Beaches, Survey 

Essex River, Dredging . 

Fall River Harbor, Improvement 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, Sea wall 

Falmouth Inner Harbor, Dredging, jetties and wall 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate. See Scituate. 

Fresh Water Cove, Gloucester, Dredging . 

Glades, North Scituate, Filling and riprap. See 
Scituate. 

Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, Dredging and re- 
moving ledges 

Gloucester, Western Avenue, Sea wall 

Great Ponds, Survey .... 

Green Harbor, Marshfield, Jetties, dredging and 
survey . . ... 

Gun Rock Point, Hull, Breakwater 

Harbor Cove, Gloucester, Survey and dredging 

Herring Creek, Scituate, Survey 

Herring River, Harwich, Jetties and dredging 

Herring River, Wellfleet, Dikes and ditches 

Housatonic River, Sheffield, Survey . 

Hull, Sea wall and survey .... 

Humarock Beach, Scituate, Survey. See Scituate. 

Hyannisport, Barnstable, Survey and breakwater 

Improvement of rivers and harbors, General 
expenses .... 

Ipswich River, Ipswich, Jetty, wall, riprap and 
dredging 

Kings Beach, Swampscott, Removal of obstruction 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, Jetties and dredging 

Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, Investigation 

Lewis Bay, Barnstable, Survey and dredging . 

Little Harbor, Marblehead, Dredging 

Little River, Gloucester, Survey 

Lobster Cove, Gloucester, Dredging . 

Lynn Harbor, Anchorage Basin, Survey and dredg- 
ing .... . 

Lynn Harbor and Saugus River, Dredging and 
filling 

Manchester Harbor, Survey, Jetties and dredging 



77 
Contributions 
by Municipality Total 
or Others. Expenditure. 
$1,524 20 
3,662 28 
$1,000 00 7,379 58 



2,000 00 
9,000 00 



7,500 00 
35,000 00 



10,000 00 
866 00 

2,500 00 
10,000 00 

8,882 06 

2,500 00 



3,800 00 
5,000 00 

2,500 00 

1,500 00 

5,200 00 

37,500 00 
57,000 00 



12,510 08 * 
47,765'91 
59,606 65 
70,754 18 



2,000 00 42,602 29 



10,000 00 


70,924 23 


300 00 


3,194 76 


- 


17,728 48 


- 


1,000 00 


- 


76,304 33 2 


- 


1,130 18 


13,000 00 


51,409 13 


14,000 00 


108,707 03 



3,300 00 17,477 53 



118,994 65 

60,000 00 

8,540 20 

76,466 85 
65,668 52 
19,394 73 
253 76 
56,992 16 
30,514 72 
2,011 29 
34,140 38 

65,017 76 

20,451 35 

51,847 40 
166 41 

75,531 24 
345 32 

28,963 21 

11,166 16 
862 93 

50,239 86 

121,603 97 

163,431 53 
133,422 35 



1 From 1891, inclusive. 



2 $5,000 expended by U. S. Government. 



78 



Locality and Character of Work. 

Mattapoisett, Survey 

Megansett Harbor, Dredging .... 
Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head, Jetties 

dredging and sea wall 

Merrimack River, Investigation and survey 
Mill River, Gloucester, Survey and dredging . 
Mitchells River, Chatham, Survey 

Nahant, Survey . 

Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, Dredging . 
Nantucket Harbor, Dredging .... 
Nauset Harbor and Town Cove, Dredging 
New Bedford Harbor, Dredging 
New Bedford State Pier, Pier, shed and dredging 
New Bedford State Pier, Operation and maintenance 
Newburyport Harbor, Survey .... 
Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis, Breakwater, dredging 

and riprap 

North River, Marshfield, Surveys and removing 

rocks 

North River, Salem, Survey .... 
North Scituate, Spur Jetties. See Scituate. 
Oak Bluffs, Removing rocks .... 

Oak Bluffs, Sea wall 

Onset Bay, Wareham, Survey and dredging 

Orleans, Survey 

Palmers Pond, Falmouth, Survey 

Pamet River, Truro, Survey, dredging and repairing 

jetties ... ..... 

Paskamansett River, Dartmouth, Dredging and 

jetty 

Penikese Island, Gosnold, Pile wharf and survey 

Pines River, Survey 

Pleasant Bay, Chatham, Dredging 

Plum Island River, Newbury and Newburyport 

Survey 

Plymouth Harbor, Dredging .... 
Popponnessett Bay, Dredging .... 
Powow River, Dredging channel and riprapping 

wall 

Province Lands, Provincetown, Reclamation . 
Provincetown Harbor, Shore protection . 
Quansett Harbor, Orleans, Survey 
Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, Removing pier 

Revere, Stone breakwater 

Rock Harbor, Orleans, Dredging 

Rockport Harbor, Dredging and removing rocks 

Salem Harbor, Survey 

Salt Pond River, Eastham, Survey . ... 

Salters Point, Dartmouth, Breakwater 

Sand Hills, Scituate. See Scituate. 

Sandwich Harbor, Dredging channel, riprap and 

jetties 

Saugus River, Lynn and Saugus, Survey and 

dredging 



Contributions 

by Municipality 

or Others. 

$12,730 00 
700 00 
300 00 



5,000 00 

5,000 00 

2,000 00 

13,446 74 l 



1,200 00 
1,800 00 



2,500 00 

1,000 00 



600 00 



71,794 55 



400 00 



4,500 00 



2,000 00 



P.D. 54. 

Total 
Expenditure. 

$255 48 
52,116 66 

78,039 50 

1,208 50 

24,899 59 

322 96 

82 15 

13,147 04 

56,053 39 

9,509 28 

18,856 57 

494,133 33 

24,613 60 

115 97 

39,778 84 

8,658 75 
704 52 

594 95 

36,794 81 

15,295 89 

104 18 

358 76 



1,200 00 197,976 77 



5,227 68 

5,192 95 

904 80 

2,039 68 



983 31 

275,126 03 

46,252 33 

502 94 

101,965 98 

26,210 37 

194 50 

275 00 

60,397 93 

12,492 71 

13,749 02 

1,189 90 

210 11 
42,939 57 



80,579 84 
20,845 17 



1 Paid by surety company. 

2 $57,000 expended under direction of U. S. Government. 



P.D. 54. 



Locality and Character of Work 

Scituate, shore protection: 

Beach Street, Scituate 

Cedar Point, Scituate 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate . 

Glades, Scituate 

Humarock Beach, Scituate 

North Scituate — Surf side 

Sand Hills, Scituate . 

Third Cliff, Scituate . 
Scituate Harbor, Dredging . 
Scorton Harbor, Sandwich, Jetty and dredging 
Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, Jetty 
Shirley Gut, Survey 
Sippican Harbor, Marion, Survey 
Smith's Cove, Gloucester, Surveying and dredging 
South River, Salem, Dredging 
South Watuppa Pond, Fall River, Fenders and 

excavation 

Stage Harbor, Chatham, Dikes and survey 
Taunton River, Survey and dredging 
Taun ton-Brockton waterway, Investigation 
Taunton River-Boston Harbor Canal, Survey 
Taunton River-Massachusetts Bay Canal, Survey 
Third Cliff, Scituate. See Scituate. 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, Repairing sea wall 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisbury, Breakwater and 

dredging .... 
Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, Breakwater wall and 

bulkhead 

Wareham River, Survey and dredging 

Warrens Cove, Plymouth, Sea wall . 

Watch Hill, Chatham, Survey and riprap 

Wellfleet Harbor, Survey and dredging 

West Bay, Barnstable and Osterville, Jetties and 

dredging 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth, Dredging 
West Harwich, Survey . . . 
Westfield River, Survey and jetties . 
Westport Harbor, Jetty extension 
Wild Harbor, Falmouth, Jetty and dredging 
Winthrop Shore, Sea walls and protective work 
Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, Jetties and dredging 
Woods Hole, Great Harbor, Falmouth, Dredging 
Wrecks, Removal from tidewater 
Yarmouthport Harbor, Survey .... 



79 

Contributions 
by Municipality Total 
or Others. Expenditure. 



$17,333 52 
21,446 64 

1,797 92 
12,188 98 
37,816 38 

1,512 60 

3,551 62 
65,426 34 

8,300 00 
500 00 

1,500 00 



3,000 00 
12,500 00 

2,380 50 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 
5,000 00 
9,713 98 

1,500 00 

10,000 00 

3,000 00 



5,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,500 00 

7,000 00 



$34,782 50 

36,991 60 

12,139 85 

26,925 49 

56,960 63 

16,261 31 

12,624 06 

120,028 17 

104,976 92 

17,774 34 

24,555 10 

97 05 

7 17 

5,163 02 

13,462 66 

203 42 

10,803 01 

'28,697 18 

5,278 18 

9,932 75 

11,786 71 

11,945 01 

45,518 25 

54,139 85 
42,567 93 
24,761 99 
14,968 75 
17,600 29 

88,690 61 

24,453 53 

11,692 65 

6,037 29 

16,429 72 

36,137 71 

20,058 48 

38,567 00 

6,968 86 

9,187 65 

95,977 37 



$703,520 46 $5,550,459 01 



Federal Appropriations and Expenditures. 

Federal appropriations and expenditures for improvement of rivers and harbors 
in Massachusetts from the establishment of the government to the close of the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1924, as shown in the following tables, furnished by 
the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army: — ■ 



80 



Table No. 1. — Localities at Present under Improvement. 



P.D. 54. 



[ Compiled from the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers, U 

30, 1924.] 

Locality. 
Merrimack River 
Gloucester Harbor 
Beverly Harbor . 
Salem Harbor 
Lynn Harbor 
Mystic River (upper portion) 
Mystic River (below mouth to Island End River) 

Maiden River 

Boston Harbor 

Dorchester Bay and Neponset River 

Weymouth Fore River 

Weymouth Back River 

Plymouth Harbor .... 

Provincetown Harbor 

Pollock Rip Shoals, Nantucket Sound 

Nantucket Harbor of Refuge 

New Bedford and Fairhaven Harbors 

Taunton River 

Fall River Harbor .... 

Totals 



S. Army, for the fiscal year endinc Juue 

Expenditures. Appropriations. 



$404,466 72 

538,183 00 

110,525 00 

71,368 66 

471,637 00 



$404,466 7-'' 

538,183 00- 

245,090 41 3 

71,368 66 4 

471,637 00 5 



306,684 84 330,684 8 \ 



149,950 00 

12,691,903 69 

95,008 00 

573,643 28 

27,000 00 

366,048 77 

34S,062 72 

1,107,947 99 

576,848 00 

895,460 21 

204,189 18 

409,664 72 



149,950 00 
12,739,827 5S 7 
95,008 00 
633,750 00 3 

27,000 00 
420,459 SO 8 
348,062 72 
1,170,000 00 
591,473 50 
899,610 00 
204,189 18 
412,411 49 



§19,348,591 78 $19,753,172 90 



1 Of the original amount appropriated, $900 was carried to the surplus fund of the Treasury from previous 
project. 

2 Deduction on account of $3,900 carried to the surplus fund of the Treasury. 

3 In addition, $109,000 has been contributed by local interests. 

* Of original amount appropriated, $1,131.34 was carried to the surplus fund of the Treasury. 
6 Deduction on account of $5,200 carried to the surplus fund of the Treasury. 

6 Now consolidated as one improvement. 

7 Including Chelsea Creek, $46,000 transferred by authority of public resolution No. 58, June 10, 1922. 

8 In addition, $57,400 was expendod from contributed funds. 



Table No. 2. — Localities in which Work is not now in Progress. 



[Compiled from data furnished by the 



Locality. 

Newburyport Harbor . 

Sandy Baj r , Cape Ann, harbor of refuge 

Bass River . 

Buzzards Bay Harbor 

Canapitset Channel 

Chatham Harbor 

Cohasset Harbor . 

Duxbury Harbor . 

East Dennis Breakwater 

Edgartown Harbor 

Essex River . 

Hingham Harbor 

Hyannis Harbor . 

Ipswich River 

Kingston Harbor 

Little Harbor, Woods Hole 

Manchester Harbor . 

Marblehead Harbor 

Marthas Vineyard Harbor 

Powow River 

Rockport Harbor 

Scituate Harbor . 



United States Treasury Department and the Chief of Engineers, 
U. S. Army. J 

Expenditures. 



$495,900 00 

1,941,478 00 

20,150 34 

2,500 00 

5,312 54 

12,171 36 

10,000 00 

37,000 00 

7 57 

25,000 00 

30,000 00 

38,316 58 

221,787 75 

5,617 91 

8,940 09 

18,000 00 

23,985 57 

833 42 

7,000 00 

50,940 72 

91,229 25 

104,590 98 



Appropriations. 

$495,900 00 

1,941,478 00 

20,150 41 

2,500 00 

9,800 00 

13,732 79 

10,000 00 

37,000 00 

1,500 00 

25,000 00 

30,000 00 

39,000 00 

221,267 07 

7,500 00 

10,000 00 

18,000 00 

24,300 00 

1,900 00 

7,000 00 

51,000 00 

91,232 57 

104,680 00 



P.D. 54. 81 

Table No. 2. — Localities in which Work is not now in Progress — Concluded. 

Locality. Expenditures. Appropriations. 

Town River $37,577 41 $37,577 41 

Vineyard Haven Harbor 55,387 35 60,000 00 

Wareham Harbor 95,997 30 96,236 00 

Wellfleet Harbor 11,365 57 16,000 00 

Westport Harbor and River 3,000 00 3,000 <00 

Winthrop Harbor . . . .• . . . 9,000 00 9,000 00 

Woods Hole Channel 343,599 92 344,000 00 



Totals $3,706,689 63 $3,728,754 25 

Recapitulation. Expenditures. Appropriations. 

Total of Table No. 1 $19,348,591 78 $19,729,172 90 

Total of Table No. 2 3,706,689 63 3,728,754 25 



Totals $23,055,281 41 $23,457,927 15 

Expenditures on Boston Harbor and its Tributaries to June 30, 1924. 

I The tributaries given are those now under improvement and do not include tributaries heretofore improved.] 

Locality. Expenditures. Appropriations. 

Boston Harbor proper 1 ..... . $12,691,903 69 $12,739,827 58 

Mystic River (below mouth of Island End River) 2 1 ork « CO/t OA oone0/( OA 
Mystic River (upper portion) * . . . . .) 306,684 84 330,684 84 

Maiden River ........ 149,95000 149,95000 

Totals $13,148,538 53 $13,220,462 42 

1 Including Chelsea Creek. 2 Now one improvement. 



82 P.D. 54. 

Contracts made by the Department of Public Works, Division of 

November 



Con- 
tract 
No. 


Work. 


Contractor. 


Date. 


44 


Third Cliff, Scituate, riprap 


W. H. Connor & Son Company 


Feb. 10, 1922 


54 
55 


East Boston, steel hangars at aircraft 

landing field. 
East Boston, Commonwealth railroad . 


Coleman Brothers, Incorporated 
J. F. Kennedy Company 


Sept. 1, 1922 
Aug. 7, 1922 


71 


East Boston, filling 


Coleman Brothers, Incorporated 


Feb. 20, 1023 


74 


East Boston, dredging and filling . 


Atlantic, Gulf and Pacihc Company . 


June 20, 1923 


78 


Quincy Bay, removal of boulders . 


William R. Farrell .... 


Dec. 3, 1923 


79 


Westport Harbor, jetty .... 


William K. Burke .... 


Aug. 16, 1923 


81 


Bucks Creek, Chatham, dredging and 
building timber jetty. 


W. H. Connor and Son Company 


July 19, \"Ll 


82 


Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, re- 
pairs to oast jetty. 


W. H. Connor and Son Company 


July 19, 1923 


83 


Commonwealth Pier No. 5, South Boston, 
painting. 


Steves •'. i.acios 


Sept. 13, 1923 


84 


Neponset River 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Aug. 20, 1923 


85 


Cohasset Harbor, dredging 


William E. Burke .... 


Aug. 16, 1923 


87 


Pemberton Point, Hull, sea wall 


William R. Farroll .... 


Sept. 25, 1923 


89 


Herring River, marsh drainage, Wellfleet 


William E. Burke .... 


Oct. 3, 1923 


90 


Brant Rock, Marshfield, and North Scitu- 
ate, wall extension and spur jetties. 


Frank H. Barry ..... 


Oct. 15. 1923 


91 

92 


Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East Boston, 
painting. 

Boston Harbor, dredging between An- 
chorage Basin and Main Ship Channel. 


Maurice M. Devine .... 

Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Nov. 22, 1923 
Nov. 15, 1923 


93 


Provincetown Shore protection 


Nickerson and Edwards 


Nov. 19, 1923 


94 


Connecticut River, Northfield, riprap 
north of Schell's Bridge. 


Thomas Aquinas Dollard . 


Nov. 22, 1923 


95 


Third Cliff, Scituate, riprap 


Fitzgibbon Company 


Nov. 23, 1923 


96 


Nantucket Harbor, dredging . 


Herbert T. Gerrish .... 


May 2, 1924 


97 
98 


Nauset Harbor, Town Cove, Namequoit 
River and Pleasant Bay, Orleans, 
dredging. 

Manchester Harbor, dredging 


William E. Burke .... 

Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


June 5, 1924 
July 2, 1924 


99 


Bucks Creek, Chatham, timber jetty 


George W. Starbuck .... 


June 12, 1924 


100 


Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, re- 
pairs to east jetty. 


George W. Starbuck .... 


June 16, 1924 



P.D. 54. 83 

Waterways and Public Lands, and in Force during the Year ending 
30, 1924. 



Condition of 
Work. 



Contract Prices. 



Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1924. 



Total 
paid to 
Nov. 30, 

1924. 



Estimated 

Amount of 

Contract. 



Completed Jan. 

11, 1924. 
Completed Sept. 

6, 1923. 
Completed Dec. 

1, 1923. 
Completed Oct. 

4, 1924. 
Completed Dec. 

24, 1923. 



Completed Mar. 

27, 1924. 
Completed July 

12, 1924. 

Contract termi- 
nated. 



Completed June 
21, 1924. 

Completed June 
24, 1924. 

Completed Aug. 
2, 1924. 

Completed July 
12, 1924. 

Completed June 
26, 1924. 



Completed Aug. 
21, 1924. 



Completed May 

29, 1924. 
Completed Jan. 

25, 1924. 

Completed July 

16, 1924. 
Completed June 

13, 1924. 

Completed Aug. 

5, 1924. 
In progress 



In progress 
In progress 



Completed Nov. 
22, 1924. 

Completed Sept. 
26, 1924. 



Unit prices 
Unit prices 
Unit prices 



For furnishing and depositing material for fill- 
ing, ten cents per cubic yard. 

For dredging area at East Boston and de- 
positing material on area to be filled, 23.97 
cents per cubic yard. For dredging material 
brought from other portions of harbor and 
depositing it on area to be filled, 15 cents per 
cubic yard. 

Lump sum of $3,700 

For furnishing and placing heavy riprap and 

stone chips $7.60 per ton of 2,000 pounds in 

place in completed work. 
Dredging, 70 cents per cubic yard measured in 

situ. For furnishing materials and building 

pile and timber jetty, $18 per linear foot of 

jetty in place. 
For furnishing all labor and materials and 

building concrete wall, $22.70 per cubic yard 

of concrete measured in completed work. 
For painting, the lump sum of $23,000. For 

glazing, 20 cents for each light of glass. For 

reputtying, 13 cents for each light of glass. 
Dredging, 593^ cents per cubic yard measured 

in scows. Removing boulders, $20 per cubic 

yard. 
For dredging, 60 cents per cubic yard, scow 

measurement. For removing boulders, $20 

per cubic yard. 
Unit prices . 

For excavating channel and disposing of ma- 
terial as specified, 54.7 cents per cubic yard 
measured in situ. 

For constructing concrete wall at Brant Rock, 
$17 for each cubic yard of concrete measured 
in completed work. For constructing con- 
crete spur jetties at Brant Rock, $120 for 
each completed jetty fifteen feet in length. 
For pointing up exposed face of sea wall at 
Brant Rock, the lump sum of $600. 

For constructing concrete spur jetties at North 
Scituate, $175 for each completed jetty 
twenty-five feet in length. 

Lump sum of $1,925 ..... 

Dredging, 44 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. Removing boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

Unit prices ....... 

For furnishing and placing riprap and all inci- 
dental work, $3 per ton of stone in place in 
completed work. 

For furnishing and placing stone riprap, $3.94 
per ton of 2,000 pounds. 

Dredging, 67 cents per cubic yard deposited on 
shore, measured in situ. Removal of bould- 
ers, $35 per cubic yard. 

Dredging, 46 cents per cubic yard, measured 
in scows. Removal of boulders, $12 per cubic 
yard. 

Dredging, 40 cents per cubic yard, measured 
in scows. Removal of boulders $20 per cubic 
yard. 

For furnishing materials and building pile 
and timber jetty, $18.27 per linear foot of 
pile and timber jetty in place. 

$22.70 for each cubic yard of concrete meas- 
ured in place in completed work. 



$12,240 82 

2,705 34 
(extra work) 
5,205 41 

12,891 20 

78,162 18 



3,700 00 
13,024 01 



11,276 95 

19,105 52 

28,661 66 

8,269 20 

62,973 25 
7,160 23 

10,353 44 



367 50 

1,925 00 
7,565 43 

23,270 35 
2,250 00 

31,602 15 
12,257 88 

11,253 37 

9,180 00 

6,320 95 

8,984 21 



$56,974 53 
14,043 98 
24,716 06 
18,893 90 

217,872 17 



3,700 00 
17,302 36 



14,844 21 

27,074 35 

52,954 86 

8,269 20 

88,473 21 
7,160 23 

10,353 44 



2,450 00 

1,925 00 
10,991 64 

23,270 352 
2,250 00 

31,602 15 
12,257 88 

11,253 37 

9,180 00 

6,320 95 

8,984 21 



$60,000 00 
12,745 00 
19,597 00 
20,000 00 

200,000 00 



3,700 00 
17,820 00 



11,350 00 

24,400 00 

52,787 Oft 

7,800 00 

85,585 00 
10,000 00 

11,550 00 



1,925 00 
13,064 00 

39.744 00 
4,500 00 

31,520 00 

15.745 00 

26,000 00 

11,000 00 

7,500 00 

7,500 00 



See contract 99 in part substitution for contract 81. 



.02 paid by Highway Division. 



84 P.D. 54. 

Contracts made by the Department of Public Works, Division of 

November 



Con- 
tract 
No. 


Work. 


Contractor. 


Date. 


101 


Commonwealth Pier No. 5, dredging west 
dock. 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


July 


24, 1924 


101A 


Commonwealth Pier No. 5, dredging west 
dock. 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Oct. 


20, 1924 


102 


Commonwealth Pier No. 5 and Heating 
Plant, South Boston, painting. 


Steves Lacios Company 


July 


2, 1924 


103 


Ipswich River, Ipswich, dredging . 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Sept. 


12, 1924 


104 
105 


Commonwealth Pier No. 5, South Boston, 

building additional office. 
Chatham Harbor, Chatham, dredging . 


Casey and Darcy Company 
William E. Burke .... 


Aug. 
Aug. 


20, 1924 
28, 1924 


106 

107 


Connecticut River, Hadley, riprap pro- 
tection. 
Annisquam River, Gloucester, dredging 


Charles I. Hosmer .... 

Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Oct. 

Nov. 


2, 1924 
6, 1924 


108 


Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, jetties 


Joseph W. Nickerson . ... 


Nov. 


13, 1924 



P.D. 54. 85 

Waterways and Public Lands, and in Force during the Year ending 
30, 1924 — Concluded. 



Condition of 
Work. 


Contract Prices. 


Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1924. 


Total 
paid to 
Nov. 30, 

1924. 


Estimated 

Amount of 

Contract. 


Terminated Oct. 
9, 1924. 

In progress 

Completed Oct. 
8, 1924. 

Completed Nov. 
22, 1924. 

In progress 

Completed Oct. 
14, 1924. 

Completed Nov. 

19, 1924. 
In progress 

In progress 


Dredging, 46 cents per cubic yard measured in 
scows. Removal of boulders, $20 per cubic 
yard. Delays caused by use of berths by 
vessels, $65 per hour. 

Dredging 46 cents per cubic yard measured in 
scows. Removing boulders $20 per cubic 
yard. 

For painting, the lump sum of $11,900. For 
glazing, 50 cents for each light of glass. For 
reputtying, 13 cents for each light of glass. 

Dredging, 85 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. Removing boulders, $20 per cubic 
yard. 

Lump sum of $5,193 

Dredging, 46 cents for each cubic yard, scow 
measurement. Removing boulders, $12 for 
each cubic yard. 

For furnishing and placing riprap and all inci- 
dental work, $2.95 per ton of stone in place. 

Dredging, 42 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. Removing boulders, $20 per 
cubic yard. 

For furnishing and placing stone chips in the 
easterly jetty, $7.90 for each ton of 2,000 
pounds in the completed work. For furnish- 
ing and placing stone chips back of westerly 
jetty, $7.90 for each ton of 2,000 pounds in the 
completed work. 


_i 

$11,621 69 

12,327 43 

2,856 76 

2,648 43 
1,839 65 

12,086 28 


$11,621 69 

12,327 43 

2,856 76 

2,648 43 
1,839 65 

12,086 28 


_i 

$16,000 00 

12,295 00 

10,500 00 

5,193 00 
2,400 00 

14,000 00 
11,200 00 



1 See contract 101 A in substitution. 



86 



P.D. 54. 



INDEX. 

Department of Public Works. 



Appropriations . . ... 

Organization, under chapter 16, General Laws 

Personnel 

Recommendations for Legislation 



PAGE 

2 

1 

1 

44,73 



Division of Highways. 

Advertising Signs and Devices within the Public View 

Bridges 

Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1923, to Nov. 30, 1924 

Contracts signed during the Year .... 

Co-operative Work, Supervision of Certain Expenditures by Cities, Towns 

and Counties 

Expenditures, Summary for the Year .... 
Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 

Allotments to Massachusetts .... 

Mileage 

Statement of Road Projects 

General Statement as to Surveys, Plans, Estimates and Other Work during 

the Year 

Highway Improvements authorized by Special Acts 

Contracts for Construction of Town Ways 

Expenditures during the Year in the Five Western Counties 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings 

Public Ways, exclusive of State Highways, in certain Towns . 

Allotments or Contributions by the State and Towns 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns . 

Towns where Work has been contracted for 

Sale of Maps 

State Highways . . . 

Construction and Reconstruction 

Contracts entered into for Work in Various Municipalities 
Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities . 

Contracts for Reconstruction in anticipation of an appropriation 

Maintenance .-...* 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities . 

Permits issued for Opening or Occupying State Highways 

Petitions received during the Year 

Regulation of Traffic during Winter of 1923-1924 . 

Regulation of Transportation of Personal Property by Motor Vehicles 

Resurfacing and Widening 

State Aid in Keeping Certain Highways open during the Winter Months 

Trees • 

Warning Signs or Lights at Certain Dangerous Places . 
Towm and County Ways 

Allotments or Contributions by the State, Towns and Counties 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns .... 

Towns where Work has been contracted for ... . 

Type of Road and length contracted for 

Traffic Count 



39 
22 

46 
10 

7 
7 

19 
19 
20 
20 

8 
19 
19 
19 

7 
31 
31 
34 
31 
44 

9 

10 
10 
16 
35 
17 
17 

8 

7,9 

35 

35 

8 
35 

9 
37 
27 
27 
29 
27 
27 
37 



P.D. 54. 



Registry of Motor Vehicles. 



Accident Report Letters 

Aircraft Registrations 

Analysis of Court Abstracts received 

Brakes 

Branch Offices 

Comparative Statement for 1923 and 1924 
Comparative Statement showing Ratio of Accidents to Yearly Registrations 
Suspensions, etc. ..... 

Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 
Examinations for Licenses .... 

Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 1924 

Headlighting 

Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 
Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions 

Number of Children killed and injured 

Number of Collisions .... 

Number of Persons killed and injured 

Rear Lamps 

Registrations, Licenses, Fees 

Analysis of Receipts .... 

Cost of Running the Registry of Motor Vehicles 

Court Fines received by the State Treasurer 

Motor Vehicle Fees Rebated 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 

Total Receipts credited Motor Vehicle Fees Account, 1924 
Revocations and Suspensions for 1923-24 
Used-car Section 

Motor Vehicle Identification 
Engine Numbers assigned 
Motor Vehicles stolen 
Reports .... 
Stolen Cars in Boston 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands 

Annisquam River 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth 

Beverly Harbor 

Boston Harbor 

Anchorage Basin .... 
Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 
Aircraft Landing Field 
Commonwealth Pier No. 1 
Dredging, Filling and Bulkheads 
Rail Connections .... 
Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5 
Development of land south of Summer Street 

Dry Dock 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors 

and Channels within Boston Harbor, 1893-1924, inclusive . 
Expenditures for Development and Improvement in Boston Harbor 

1859-1924 
Neponset River 
Pemberton Point, Hull 
Quincy Bay 
South Bay 
Brant Rock, Marshfield . 
Bucks Creek, Chatham . 



87 

PAGE 

51 

56 
52 
54 
, 58 
61 



88 P.D. 54. 

PAGE 

Chatham Harbor, Chatham 67 

Cohasset Harbor 67 

Connecticut River .67 

Hadley 67 

Northfield ..... 67 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams . . 72 

Contracts made and in force during year ending Nov. 30, 1924 ... 82 
Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from 1893 

to Nov. 30, 1924, excepting Boston Harbor 76 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work, Dec. 1, 1923, 

to Nov. 30, 1924 75 

Federal Appropriations and Expenditures in Massachusetts Rivers and 

Harbors to June 30, 1924 79 

Great Ponds .71 

Access to 71 

Herring River, Wellfleet .68 

Ipswich River, Ipswich 68 

Licenses and Permits 72 

Manchester Harbor 68 

Nantucket Harbor 68 

Nauset Harbor, Town Cove, Pleasant Bay and Namequoit River, Orleans 69 

Pamet River, Truro 69 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission 69 

Plymouth Harbor 69 

Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission 69 

Port of Boston Fund .... 73 

Province Lands 71 

Provincetown Shore Protection 70 

Receipts, 1924 . 73 

Recommendations 73 

Re-establishment of Certain Triangulation Stations 72 

Rivers, Harbors, Tide Waters and Foreshores, exclusive of Boston Harbor 65 

Scituate Shore Protection 70 

Special Reports to Legislature 73 

Topographical Map of Massachusetts, Boundary Atlases and Other Maps 72 

Westport Harbor 70 

Witchmere Harbor 70 






Public Document No. 54 



Ci>e Commontoealtl) of Massachusetts 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OP THE 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 



FOR THE 



Year ending November 30, 1925 




Publication of this Document approved bt the Commission on Administration and Finance 
800 6-'26 Order 5500. 



CJje CommontoealtJ) of apasgaclmsetts 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts. 

Pursuant to the provisions of law the sixth annual report of the Department of 
Public Works for the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1925, is submitted. 

The organization of the Department in two divisions is set forth in chapter 16, 
General Laws. 

The personnel during the year ending Nov. 30, 1925, was as follows: — 

Commissioner of Public Works, William F. Williams. 

Division of Highways. 

Associate Commissioner, James W. Synan. 
Associate Commissioner, Frank E. Lyman. 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 

Associate Commissioner, Jesse B. Baxter. 
Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 

Executive Secretary for the Department, Frederick N. Wales. 

Division of Highways. 
Chief Engineer, Arthur W. Dean. 
Project Engineer, Franklin C. Pillsbury. 
Construction Engineer, Raymond W. Coburn. 
Maintenance Engineer, George H. Delano. 
Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness. 
District Engineers: 

District No. 1, George A. Curtis, — Berkshire County and the towns of 
Worthington, Middlefield and Huntington in Hampshire County, and the 
towns of Chester, Montgomery, Russell, Blandford and Tolland in Hampden 
County. 
District No. 2, H. D. Phillips, — Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties, 
with the following exceptions : three towns in Hampshire County included in 
District No. 1 and ten towns in Hampden County included in Districts Nos. 
1 and 3. 
District No. 3, John A. Johnston, — Worcester County and the towns of Brim- 
field, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in Hampden County. 
District No. 4, F. D. Sabin, — Middlesex County. 
District No. 5, D. H. Dickinson, — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 
District No. 6, H. O. Parker, — Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 
District No. 7, H. C. Holden, — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket 
Counties. 
Recording Secretary for the Division, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary for the Division, Fred Fair. 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 
Senior Assistant Engineer, for Boston Harbor, John N. Ferguson. 
Senior Assistant Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston Harbor, 

Francis L. Sellew. 
Recording Secretary for the Division, Edna F. Townsend. 
Financial Secretary for the Division, Cora I. Allen. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles. 
Registrar, Frank A. Goodwin. 
Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 
Chief Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 
Chief of Inspection Force, Albert S. Olsson. 



2 P.D. 54. 

A detailed report is presented herewith, covering the activities for the year of the 
Division of Highways, the Divisioo of \\ and Public Land-, and the 

Registrv of Motor Vehicl< - 

WILLIAM F. WILLIAM- 

Dec. 1 1925. <mr of Public Works. 

Appropriate 
Chapter 211. Act- of 1025, making appropriations for the maintenance of depart- 
ments, boards, commissioiis, institutions and certain activities of the Common- 
wealth, etc.. is, in part, as follow.-: — 

Requirements for Extinguishing ' v 

Item 

215. For .-inking fund requirements and for certain serial bonds 
maturing during the pre-ent year, the sum of one milli 
four hundred fourteen thousand fifty-three dollars and 
twenty-five cent.-, of which -urn thirty-four thousand 
dollar- for serial bond- for the abolition of grade < : 68- 
ings loan and sixty thousand dollar.- for >erial bond- for 
the harbor improvement loan .-hall be paid from un- 
expended balance> now in the trea>ury of the proceed - 
of Baid loans, and two hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars rial bonds for the development of the port 
of Boston loan .-hall be paid from the balance of the 
proceeds of the sale of the Boston dry dock out of the 
appropriation made by BectioD four of chapter tv. 
hundred and twenty-five of the act- of nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty $1,414,053 25 

S nice of the Department of Public Works. 
Fur the salaries of the commis-ioner and the four associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding thirty-one thou- 
sand five hundred dollar- ... ... 31,500 00 

556. For personal servi' s 'erks and as.-i>tants to the commis- 

sioner, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand eight 

hundred dollars . 13,S00 00 

557. Fur traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand dollars 2.000 00 

Division of Highways the following appropriations for 
the operation and maintenance of this division, except 
as otherwise provided, are made from the receipts from 
motor vehicle fees) : 
5SS. For the personal services of the chief engineer, engineers and 
office assistants, including certain clerks and stenogra- 
phers, a sum not exceeding sixty-two thousand dollars . 62.000 00 

589. For traveling expenses of the associate commissioners, when 

traveling in the discharge of their official duties, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . . 2,500 00 

590. For services other than personal, including printing pamph- 

let of laws and the annual report, and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirteen 

thousand doUars 13 > 000 00 

501. For the care, repair and storage, replacement and purchase 
of r<:.ad-building machinery and tools, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two hundred thousand dollars .... 200.000 00 

592. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on state 

highwavs. a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars 12.UUU UU 

593. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, a 

sum not exceeding one million five hundred thousand 

dollars 1.500.000 00 



P.D. 54. 3 

Item 

594. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 

way?, a sum not exceeding six hundred fifty thousand 

dollars . . . . . ' . . . . $650,000 00 

595. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 

care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways with the approval of the attorney 
general, a sum not exceeding four million five hundred 
fifty thousand dollars 4,550,000 00 

596. For the maintenance and operation of the Xewburyport 

bridge and the Brightman street bridge in Fall River 
and Somerset, in accordance with the provisions of 
existing laws, a sum not exceeding fortv-six thousand 
dollars ........... 46,000 00 

597. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 

to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, 
a sum not exceeding one million five hundred thousand 
dollars in addition to any other funds which the depart- 
ment has available for the purpose 1,500,000 00 

598. For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 

highways. a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, 

to be paid from the general fund 15,000 00 

598a. For a deficit incurred in the transportation of certain equip- 
ment, a sum not exceeding forty-six hundred eighty- 
seven dollars and eighty-nine cents ... . 4,687 89 
Registration of Motor Vehicles : 

599. For personal services, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

forty-five thousand dollars 545,000 00 

600. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies, equipment 
including telephone installation, and materials, includ- 
ing cartage and storage of the same, and for work inci- 
dental to the registration and licensing of owners of 
motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding four hundred ten 
thousand dollars 410,000 00 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands : 

601. For personal services of the chief engineer and assistants, a 

sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars .... 50,000 00 

602. For necessary traveling expenses of the associate commis- 

sioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . 1,000 00 

603. For services other than personal, including printing pamph- 

let of laws and the annual report, and for necessary 
office and engineering supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars .... 5,500 00 

604. For the care and maintenance of the province lands and of the 

lands acquired and structures erected by the Province- 
town tercentenary commission, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars ....... . 5,000 00 

605. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing damages 

along the coast line or river banks of the common- 
wealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other ob- 
structions from tidewaters and great ponds, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars .... 25,000 00 

606. For the improvement, development and protection of rivers 

and harbors, tidewaters and foreshores within the 
commonwealth, as authorized by section eleven of chap- 
ter ninety-one of the General Laws, and of great ponds, 
a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, of which 
sum not more than five hundred dollars may be expended 



4 P.D. 54. 

Item 

for certain aerial surveys or paid over to the federal 
government for expenses incurred by it in connection 
with such surveys, and any unexpended balance of 
the appropriation remaining at the end of the current 
fiscal year may be expended in the succeeding year for 
the same purposes, provided, however, that all expendi- 
tures made for the protection of shores shall be upon 
condition that at least fifty per cent of the cost is 
covered by contributions from municipalities or other 
organizations and individuals, and that in the case of 
dredging channels for harbor improvements at least 
twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organiza- 
tions and individuals . $50,000 00 

607. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain tri- 

angulation points and stations, as required by order of 
the land court in accordance with section thirty-three 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars 1,000 00 

608. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier 

five, including the salaries or other compensation of em- 
ployees, and for the repair and replacement of equip- 
ment and other property, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred ten thousand dollars, to be paid from the port 
of Boston _ receipts . 

609. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
port of Boston receipts 

610. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 

property under the control of the division, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, 
to be paid from the port of Boston receipts . 

611. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford state 

pier, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars 

612. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding two thousand dollars 

613. For expenses authorized by chapter four hundred and fifty- 

three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three, 
relative to access to great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars 

614. For services and expenses in the inspection of certain state 

boundary monuments, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
hundred dollars 

615. For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water in the 

streams of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars 

616. For the supervision and operation of the commonwealth 

stores, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 

Specials : 

618. For expenses of dredging Channels and filling marsh lands, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to 
be paid from the port of Boston receipts, and to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 25,000 00 

619. For the maintenance and repair of certain property in the 

town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 

dollars 9,000 00 



110,000 00 


8,000 00 


125,000 00 


15,000 00 


2,000 00 


500 00 


3,500 00 


4,000 00 


2,500 00 



P.D. 54. 5 

Miscellaneous. 

The following items are to be paid from the receipts from 
motor vehicle fees: 
Item 

640. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred ten thousand five hundred 
dollars, representing the state's portion or one-half of the 
estimated cost of maintenance $210,500 00 

641. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 

proval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, repre- 
senting the state's portion or one half of the estimated 

cost of resurfacing 100,000 00 

641b. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission, to 
provide for the payment of certain deficiencies incurred 
on account of the construction of the Xeponset bridge, 
so-called, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five 
hundred dollars, representing the state's portion or one 
quarter of the total deficiencies 12,500 00 

642. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, for 
the installation of a certain electric lighting system, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, repre- 
senting the state's portion or one-half of the estimated 
cost _ 25,000 00 

644. For the first instalment on the part of the commonwealth for 

the construction of the northern traffic artery, so-called, 
as authorized by chapter four hundred and eighty-nine of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-four, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred thousand dollars . . 300,000 00 

645. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the approval of 

the metropolitan district commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-two hundred and fifty dollars . . . 4,250 00 

Metropolitan District Commission. 

650. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, for the in- 
stallation of a certain electric lighting system, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to the amount appropriated in item 
six hundred and forty-two 25,000 00 

653. For services and expenses of the division of metropolitan 
planning, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars . 30,000 00 

657. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred ten thousand five hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to the amount appro- 
priated in item six hundred and forty . . . 210,500 00 

658. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to the amount appropriated in item six 
hundred and forty-one . 100,000 00 

659. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, to provide for 

the payment of certain deficiencies incurred on account 
of the construction of the Neponset bridge, so-called, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand five hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to the amount appro- 
priated in item six hundred and forty-one (b), provided 



6 P.D. 54. 

that twenty-five thousand dollars of this sum shall be 
assessed upon the cities of Boston and Quincy and the 
counties of Norfolk and Plymouth in accordance with 
the percentages fixed by section two of chapter two 
hundred and thirty-eight of the General Acts of nine- 
teen hundred and nineteen $37,500 00 

Chapter 347, Acts of 1925. in addition to the general appropriation act making 
appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for certain new 
activities and projects, is in part, as follows: — 

Service of the Legislative Department and Special Investigations. 

Item 

33a. For expenses of an investigation relative to public reserva- 
tions, as authorized by chapter twenty-six of the re- 
solves of the present year, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars $500 00 

Interest on the Public Debt. 

216. For the payment of interest on the direct debt and tempo- 
rary loans of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred three dollars and sixty-one cents, 
which sum is to be taken from the highwa}' fund estab- 
lished by chapter two hundred and eighty-eight of the 
acts of the present year, and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the payment of 
interest . 7,503 61 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 
Division of Highways (the following appropriations for 
the operation and maintenance of this division, except 
as otherwise provided, are made from the receipts from 
motor vehicle fees) : 

593. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose • 100.000 00 

595. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 
care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways with the approval of the attorney general 
a sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose 95,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles : 
600a. For expenses authorized by chapter thirty-four of the re- 
solves of the present year in considering the question 
of the publication and distribution by the common- 
wealth of lists of owners of registered motor vehicles 
and licensed operators, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be paid from the highway 
fund established by chapter two hundred and eighty- 
eight of the acts of the present year 10,000 00 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands : 
619a. For expenses authorized by chapter two hundred and eighty- 
nine of the acts of the present year to establish the Angle 
Tree Monument reservation, a sum not exceeding seven 

hundred and fifty dollars 750 00 

619b. For expenses authorized by chapter three hundred and fifteen 
of the acts of the present year providing for the con- 
struction of a breakwater or sea wall at Point Allerton 



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Item 

in the town of Hull, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to con- 
tributions by the town of Hull and the county of Plym- 
outh $25,000 00 

Miscellaneous. 
641a. For the expense of constructing a parkway or boulevard 
from West Roxbury parkway in Boston to Newton street 
in Brookline, as authorized by chapter three hundred 
and thirteen of the acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred and eleven thousand dollars, 
representing the state's portion or one-half of the esti- 
mated cost of construction, to be paid from the highway 
fund established by chapter two hundred and eighty- 
eight of the acts of the present year 111,000 00 

Metropolitan District Commission. 
The following items are to be assessed upon the several 
districts in accordance with the methods fixed by law, 
and to be expended under the direction and with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission: 
658a. For the expense of constructing a parkway or boulevard 
from West Roxbury parkway in Boston to Newton 
street in Brookline, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred and thirteen of the acts of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred and eleven thousand 
dollars, the same to be assessed upon the metropolitan 
parks district as a part of the cost of maintenance of 
boulevards and parkways, and to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item six hundred and forty-one 
(a) 111,000 00 

District Attorneys : 
303a. For expenses of administration under the law to require 
certain insurance companies to file certain data with 
the insurance commissioner, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from the high- 
way fund established by chapter two hundred and 
eighty-eight of the acts of the present year . . . 25,000 00 



DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS. 

Expenditures. 

Summary of expenditures by the Division of Highways during the fiscal year 
ending Nov. 30, 1925: — 

For construction of State highways, under chapter 81, General 

Laws, and chapter 211, Acts of 1925 $2,160,567 09 

For maintenance and repair of State highways, under section 13, 

chapter 81, General Laws, chapters 211 and 347, Acts of 1925 . 4,855,903 46 

For construction and repair of town and county ways, under sec- 
tion 34, chapter 90, General Laws as amended, chapters 211 
and 347, Acts of 1925 1,511,14455 

For highways in the five western counties, under chapter 221, 

General Acts of 1915 and chapter 572, Acts of 1920 . . 81,721 26 

For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public ways, 
under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws as amended, and 
chapter 211, Acts of 1925 . 652,392 65 



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For the construction of a State highway in Hingham. under chapter 
213. General Acts of 1916, chapter 138, Acts of 1921. and 
chapter 418, Acts of 1923 813,347 95 

For the construction of a highway in the city of Revere, under 

chapter 501, Acts of 1922, as amended 166 52 

For the construction of a southern traffic route, under chapters 330 

and 344. Acts of 1925 - . . . . 5,369 04 

For administering the law relative to advertising signs near high- 
way.-, under chapter 211. Acts of 1925 . 6.771 44 

For the maintenance and operation of the bridge over Merrimack 
River between Newburyport and Salisbury, under chapter 716, 
Acts of 1912, and chapter 211, Acts of 1925 . 5,57S 02 

For the maintenance and operation of the bridge over Taunton 
Great River at Brightman Street, in Fall River, under chapter 
717. Acts of 1912. and chapter 211, Acts of 1925 . 31,599 53 

For the care, repair and storage, replacement and purchase of road 

building machinery and tools, under chapter 211. Acts of 1925 200.001 94 

For the suppression of gypsy and brown-tail moths on State high- 
ways, under chapter 211. Acts of 1925 11.122 26 

For general expenses, under chapter 211, Acts of 1925 . 72,325 44 

For a deficit incurred in the transportation of certain Federal 

Government equipment under chapter 211, Acts of 1925 . 4.687 89 

Total $9,612,699 04 

Co-operative Work — Supervision* of Expenditures. 

The Division has supervised the expenditures during the year by cities, towns 
and counties, under chapter SI. General Laws, as amended by section 1, chapter 
120. Acts of 1921, and as amended in section 26 by chapter 281, Acts of 1922, and 
under section 34, chapter 90. General Laws, as amended by section 1. chapter 112, 
Acts of 1921, and as amended by chapter 288. Acts of 1925, of approximately 
$2, 564. 861. 74 for co-operative work, in repairing, maintaining and improving 
certain public ways, and for other road work for which the towns and cities made 
contributions. All such work was carried out in conformity with contracts, specifi- 
cations and plans approved by the Division. 

Petitions. Meetings axd Hearings. 

In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Division throughout the year, 
numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including the annual hearings 
in the several counties in the Commonwealth for the open discussion of questions 
relating to the public ways, as required by section 1. chapter 81. General Laws; 
hearings on petitions for the relocation of street railway tracks in Agawam, Bos- 
ton, Dartmouth. Fairhaven. Mattapoisett, Oxford, Palmer, Revere. Somerset, 
Sturbridge. Westwood and Wilbraham; appeals from the action taken by the 
Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the suspension or revocation of certain licenses to 
operate motor vehicles in 67 cases; and on the matter of outdoor advertising. 

Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year, as follows: — 

Petitions. Contracts. 

State highways 15 44 

Work under section 34. chapter 90. General Laws, as amended 96 244 

Work under section 26, chapter 81. General Laws, as amended 156 155 

Totals 267 443 

GENERAL STATEMENT AS TO SURVEYS. PLANS, ESTIMATES AND 
OTHER WORK DURING THE YEAR. 

State Highways. — During the year ending Nov. 30. 1925, the Division com- 
pleted work on about 25.152 miles of State highway, portions of which were laid 
out in 1924. Construction was commenced, but not completed, on about 7 miles 
of road in 11 cities and towns. Layouts were made of 44.02 miles of State highway 



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in 33 cities and towns. Under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by chapter 
427, Acts of 1921, 18.005 miles of State highway were discontinued. The total 
length of State highways at the end of the year was 1,547.702 miles. 

Surveys, Estimates and Designs. — During the year preliminary surveys, plans 
and estimates were made on contemplated State highways in 30 towns covering 
a distance of 54.4 miles. Surveys, plans and estimates were made for resurfacing 
or reconstruction in 47 towns covering a distance of 98.26 miles. Lines and grades 
for construction on State highways were made in 27 towns covering a distance of 
29.94 miles, and for resurfacing and reconstruction in 42 towns for a distance of 
62.56 miles. Final surveys were made on completed State highways in 19 towns 
for a distance of 20.58 miles, for resurfacing or reconstruction in 21 towns for a 
distance of 29.22 miles, and on roads other than State highways in 43 towns for a 
distance of 40.65 miles. Under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as revised, 
and for roads to be constructed by the towns, surveys, plans and estimates have 
been made in 113 towns for a distance of 100.94 miles. Lines and grades for con- 
struction have been made in 141 towns for a distance of 87.13 miles. 

Under chapter 221, General Acts of 1915, as amended, and for work under other 
special acts, plans and estimates have been made in 4 towns for a distance of 6.65 
miles; and lines and grades for construction have been made in 1 town for a dis- 
tance of 5.06 miles. 

Plans to accompany decrees for street railway locations on State highways have 
been made in 6 towns. 

Roads constructed in 1925. — Construction has been completed on 25.152 miles 
of State highway; 127.141 miles of highways under the provisions of section 34, 
chapter 90, General Laws, as revised; and 5.056 miles of highways under the pro- 
visions of special acts; making a total of 157.349 miles completed during the year. 

Of the above roads completed this year, 0.146 miles were of water-bound maca- . 
dam; 36.369 miles were of gravel; 15.372 miles were of bituminous concrete; 
70.895 miles were of bituminous macadam; 0.679 miles were of water-bound 
macadam with a bituminous surface treatment; 14.253 miles were of reinforced 
concrete; 17.855 miles were of gravel with a bituminous treatment; and 1.78 
miles were of earth. 

Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Widening. — During the year 2.208 miles of 
State highway were widened but not resurfaced; and 60.537 miles were resurfaced 
or reconstructed and widened. These figures are for completed work. There is 
uncompleted work in various stages on a number of miles of road where the work 
will be completed next year. 

Of the roads resurfaced or reconstructed this year, 21.99 miles were of bituminous 
macadam; 13.146 miles were of bituminous concrete; 21.445 miles were of rein- 
forced concrete; 3.804 miles were of dual type (reinforced concrete and bituminous 
macadam); and 0.152 miles were of water-bound macadam with a bituminous 
surface treatment. 

Permits. — There were 2,430 permits issued during the year for opening or 
occupying State highways for various purposes. 

Tree Planting and Roadside Development. — During the last twenty-one years 
51,331 trees have been planted on the borders of State highways, of which 1,671 
were planted this year, the Division continuing its policy of planting quick-growing 
trees and hedges to replace guard rails. 

Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities. — The Division furnished, without 
charge, engineering advice to 13 cities and towns in accordance with the provisions 
of section 1, chapter 81, General Laws. 

Approval of Specifications. — The Division approved during the year, under the 
provisions of section 7, chapter 44, General Laws, as amended, specifications for 
the construction of 93 roads in 47 towns. 

Approval of Bridge Plans. — The Division approved during the year, under the 
provisions of chapter 313, Acts ,of 1923, plans for the construction of 16 bridges 
in 15 towns. 



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STATE HIGHWAYS. 

General Laws, chapter 81, section 4, provides that — 

"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public necessity 
and convenience require that the commonwealth lay out and take charge of a new 
or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in their county, city or town, 
they may apply, by a written petition, to the division, requesting that said way 
be laid out and taken charge of by the commonwealth." 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the year, as 
follows : — 

Selectmen of Sutton and Oxford. — Road extending from the intersection of 
the existing State highway in Sutton with the Mendon Road, so called, through 
Sutton and Oxford to the junction of Sutton and Main Streets in Oxford. 
Received January 16, 1925. 

Mayor and City Council of Marlborough. — Road locally known as East 
Main Street, extending from a point near the property of Mrs. J. A. Hager 
to Parmenter Square. Received February 21, 1925. 

Selectmen of Lexington. — Road extending from the end of the existing State 
highway south-easterly to the railroad crossing of the Boston and Maine 
Railroad (Lexington Branch) at the North Lexington Depot. Received March 
3, 1925. 

Selectmen of Sturbridge. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Brimfield and Sturbridge to the end of the 1909 section of State 
highway at Sturbridge Village. Received March 28, 1925. 

Selectmen of Lenox. — Road extending from a point on Walker Street near 
its junction with the Lee Road, so called, in part over a new location easterly 
of said Lee Road, for the distance of about two-fifths of a mile. Received 
June 6, 1925. 

Selectmen of Tolland. — Road locally known as Farmington River or Cold 
Spring Road, extending from the dividing line between the towns of Sandis- 
field and Tolland to the Connecticut line. Received June 12, 1925. 

Selectmen of Orleans. — Road extending from the existing State highway in 
South Orleans to the existing State highway near the dividing line between the 
towns of Orleans and Eastham. Also a section of road and bridge, 109 feet 
long, in South Orleans near Pleasant Bay. Received August 4, 1925. 

County Commissioners of Berkshire County. — Road extending from the 
junction of Water. Plunkett and Main Streets in Hinsdale to the junction 
of Maple and South Streets. Received August 18, 1925. 

County Commissioners of Bristol County. — Road extending from the Village 
of South Seekonk through Seekonk, Rehoboth and Swansea to a point at or 
near the Village of North Swansea. Received August 15, 1925. 

Selectmen of Wrentham. — Road locally known as South Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Plainville and Wrentham to a 
point about 650 feet distant from Wampum Corner, so called. Received 
October 2, 1925. 

Selectmen of Plainville. — Road locally known as South Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Wrentham and Plainville to a 
point near Cottage Street. Received October 26, 1925. 

Selectmen of Westminster. — Road locally known as the Fitchburg Road, 
extending from the dividing line between the city of Fitchburg and the town 
of Westminster to Main Street. Received October 27, 1925. 

Selectmen of Lee. — Road locally known as Centre Street, extending from a 
point at the westerly end of the bridge over the Housatonic River to the 
south-easterly end of the bridge over said river. Received November 4, 1925. 

Selectmen of Auburn. — Road locally known as Southbridge Street, extending 
from a point near the property of Josephine R. Petit to the dividing line 
between the towns of Auburn and Oxford. Received November 18, 1925. 

Selectmen of Oxford. — Road locally known as the Webster Road, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Auburn and Oxford to a point 
near the Baptist Church. Received November 24, 1925. 



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Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways. 

(Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended.) 

The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construction 
and reconstruction of State highways in various municipalities : — 

Framingham- Ashland-Holliston. 
December 30, 1924, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 4,083 feet of State highway on Hollis 
Street in Framingham, about 9,101 feet of State highway on Pond Street in Ash- 
land, and about 8,480 feet of State highway on Concord Street in Holliston, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $88,599.00. 
Work completed September 1, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, $104,955.21. 

Whitman. 

December 30, 1924, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for 

surface drainage and the resurfacing of about 2,109 feet of State highway on Temple 

Street, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 

$15,347.00. Work completed June 23, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, $19,623.05. 

Westminster-Fitchburg . 
January 27, 1925, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Co., Inc., of Framingham, 
for reconstructing about 5,033 feet of State highway on Westminster Street in 
Fitchburg, and about 15,877 feet of State highway on the Fitchburg Road in 
Westminster, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $211,824.30. Work completed November 24, 1925. Expenditure 
during 1925, $210,694.38. 

Fairhaven-Mattapoisett. 

January 27, 1925, contract made with the New Haven Road Construction Co., 
of New Haven, Conn., for reconstructing about 11,034 feet of State highway on 
Washington Street in Fairhaven, and about 6,098 feet of State highway on Fair- 
haven Street in Mattapoisett, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. 
The proposal amounted to $128,303.40. Work completed November 10, 1925. 
Expenditure during 1925, $130,731.11. 

Lenox- Lee. 

February 10, 1925, contract made with Luigi C. Carchia, of Boston, for recon- 
structing about 12,053 feet of State highway on Walker Street in Lenox, and about 
6,645 feet of State highway on Laurel Street in Lee, the surface consisting of rein- 
forced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $202,000.00. Work completed 
November 30, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, $197,940.63. 

Taunton-Berkley. 
April 7, 1925, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Co., Inc., of Framingham, 
for reconstructing about 12,521 feet of State highway on County Street in Taunton, 
and about 2,074 feet of State highway on County Street in Berkley, the surface 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $154,630.75. 
Work completed October 13, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, $148,820.17. 

Andc-ver. 
April 21, 1925, contract made with John W. O'Connell, of Boston, for construct- 
ing about 4,073 feet of State highway on Elm Street, the surface consisting of rein- 
forced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $47,420.20. Work completed 
August 18, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, $32,604.51. 

Brook field. 
April 21, 1925, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for con- 
structing and reconstructing about 6,183 feet of State highway on Main Street, 



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the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous macadam 
shoulders. The proposal amounted to $97,527.40. Work completed September 
22, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, $96,920.78. 

Paxton. 
April 21, 1925, contract made with R. H. Newell Co., of Uxbridge, for construct- 
ing about 9,414 feet of State highway on the Rutland Road, the surface consisting 
of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $71,066.50. Work completed 
September 8, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, $73,919.39. 

Agawam. 

April 21, 1925, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for constructing about 8,000 feet of State highway on Main Street, 
the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$81,266.95. Work completed August 25, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, 
$70,521.45. 

Williamsburg. 

April 28, 1925, contract made with Bianchi & Way, of Springfield for the con- 
struction of a bridge and approaches on 1,115 feet of State highway, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $19,236.80. Work 
completed September 15, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, $18,170.84. 

Raynham. 

April 28, 1925, contract made with A. Susi & Company, of Boston, for recon- 
structing about 8,850 feet of State highway on Broadway, the surface consisting 
of reinforced cement concrete on 8,190 feet and bituminous macadam on 660 feet. 
The proposal amounted to $91,871.95. Work completed September 15, 1925. 
Expenditure during 1925, $104,400.59. 

Somerset. 
May 12, 1925, contract made with Joseph McCormick, of Seekonk, for construct- 
ing and reconstructing about 24,121 feet of State highway on County Street, the 
surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$313,695.25. Work completed November 24, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, 
$286,595.89. 

Stoughton-Ca nton. 

May 19, 1925, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Co., Inc., of Framingham, 
for reconstructing about 6,133 feet of State highway on Washington Street in 
Stoughton, and about 16,900 feet of State highway on Turnpike Street in Canton, 
the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous macadam 
shoulders on 20,083 feet, and bituminous macadam on 2,950 feet. The proposal 
amounted to $268,201.40. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1925, 
$245,695.30. 

Southampton-Easthampton. 

May 19, 1925, contract made with Willard C. Tannatt, Jr., of Easthampton, 
for the construction and reconstruction of about 3,629 feet of State highway on the 
College Highway in Southampton, and about 3,815 feet of State highway on Main 
Street in Easthampton, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The pro- 
posal amounted to $57,787.00. Work completed November 24, 1925. Expendi- 
ture during 1925, $53,566.79. 

A uburn-Oxford. 

May 26, 1925, contract made with Thomas G. Jewett, Jr., Inc., of New Bedford, 
for reconstructing about 10,353 feet of State highway on the Southbridge Road in 
Auburn, and about 4,600 feet of State highway on the Webster Road in Oxford, 
the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$150,427.85. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1925, $146,399.50. 



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PlairwiUe-Wrentham. 

]\Iay 26, 1925, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for recon- 
structing about 8,640 feet of State highway on South Street in Plainville, and about 
8,541 feet of State highway on said road in Wrentham. the surface consisting of 
reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 8187,665.75. Work 
practically completed. Expenditure during 1925, §181,255.90. 

* 

Littleton-Westford. 

June 2, 1925, contract made with Antonio Pallatto, of Dracut. for constructing 
about 2,209 feet of State highway on the Westford Road in Littleton, and about 
S.271 feet of State highway on said road in Westford, the surface consisting of 
bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to SS9.556.75. Work completed 
November 30, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, $83,195.53. 

Barnstable. 

June 9, 1925, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Conn., for resurfacing about 16,720 feet of State highway on County Street, 
the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 864,- 
200.00. Work completed November 30, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, 
$56,283.60. 

Dartmouth. 

June 9, 1925, contract made with Luke H. Callan, of Bristol, R. I., for recon- 
structing about 7,595 feet of State highway on Kempton Street, the surface con- 
sisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to S19S.S10.50. 
Work completed November 24, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, 8103,175.77. 

Reuere-Saugus. 
June 9, 1925, contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Swampscott, for 
widening about 3,531 feet of State highway on Broadway in Revere, and about 
8,665 feet of State highway on said road in Saugus. The proposal amounted to 
$38,560.00. Work about two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 1925, 
§24,000.02. 

Hinsdale. 

June 23, 1925, contract made with Joseph McCormick, of East Providence, 

R. I., for the construction and reconstruction of about 6,94S feet of State highway 
on the Dalton Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to S66.679.10. Work completed November 24, 1925. Expenditure 
during 1925, 862,142.03. 

Dartmouth. 

June 23, 1925, contract made with the Town of Dartmouth for constructing 
about 6,145 feet of State highway on Kempton Street, the surface consisting of 
reinforced cement concrete. Work completed November 24, 1925. Expenditure 
during 1925, 866,786.33. 

Chatham-Harwich-Breicster-Orleans. 

June 23, 1925, contract made with Michael F. Roach, of East Bridgewater, for 
resurfacing the State highway on the Orleans Road, about 1,114 feet in Chatham, 
7,281 feet in Harwich, 187 feet in Brewster and 14,353 feet in Orleans, the surface 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 884,452.00. Work 
practically completed. Expenditure during 1925, $64,243.94. 

Northfield- 
June 30, 1925, contract made with Kelleher Brothers, of Montague, for con- 
structing about 10,748 feet of State highway on the Northfield Farm Road, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $81,905.00. 
Work completed November 10, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, $73,145.06. 



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Tolland-Sandisfield. 

July 14, 1925, contract made with Carl B. Lindholm, of Pittsfield, for construct- 
ing about 1,970 feet of State highway on the Farmington River Turnpike in Tolland, 
and about 1,430 feet of State highway on said road in Sandisfield, the surface con- 
sisting of gravel, with bituminous concrete surface over bridge. The proposal 
amounted to $64,277.30. Work about four-fifths completed. Expenditure during 
1925, $50,863.77. 

Cummington. 

July 21, 1925, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Connecticut, for resurfacing about 24,300 feet of State highway on the 
Berkshire Trail, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $134,887.50. Work completed November 30, 1925. Expenditure 
during 1925, $112,729.55. 

Sandwich. 

July 28, 1925, contract made with Sidney W. Lawrence, of Falmouth, for re- 
surfacing about 14,204 feet of State highway on the North County Road, the surface 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $53,223.00. Work 
practically completed. Expenditure during 1925, $49,615.37. 

Revere-Sangus. 

July 28, 1925, contract made with Luke S. White, Inc., of Kingston, for widening 
three bridges on the State highway in Revere and Saugus, one over the West 
Branch of Pines River, one over Pines River, and one over the East Branch of 
Pines River. The proposal amounted to $44,604.25. Work about one-half com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1925, $28,089.79. 

Lee. 

July 28, 1925, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, of Montague, for the 
construction of a bridge and approaches on about 303 feet of State highway, the 
surface on 129 feet consisting of bituminous concrete, and on 174 feet of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $55,949.45. Work about one-fourth com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1925, $16,322.39. 

Sturbridge. 

July 28, 1925, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Conn., for constructing about 17,741 feet of State highway on the Brimfield 
Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$121,676.80. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1925, 
$79,286.05. 

Taunton. 

August 5, 1925, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for construct- 
ing about 4,590 feet of State highway on County Street, the surface consisting of 
reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $51,689.00. Work practi- 
cally completed. Expenditure during 1925, $46,249.75. 

Conway. 
August 5, 1925, contract made with Frank F. McCarthy, of Newton, for con- 
structing three bridges and approaches on about 1,050 feet of State highway, the 
surface consisting of gravel. The proposal amounted to $84,578.90. Work about 
three-fourths completed. Expenditure during 1925, $69,881.14. 

Wrentham. 
August 5, 1925, contract made with T. J. Quinn, of Ashton, R. I., for construct- 
ing about 9,488 feet of State highway on West and Cumberland Streets, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $86,790.80. Work 
about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1925, $49,904.62. 



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Somerset-Swansea. 

August 11, 1925, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for con- 
structing two bridges and reconstructing the approaches on about 1,450 feet of 
State highway in Somerset and Swansea, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $165,831.05. Work about one-fifth com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1925, $33,499.08. 

Dartmouth. 
August 11, 1925, contract made with the Town of Dartmouth for constructing 
about 1,550 feet of State highway on Kempton Street, the surface consisting of 
reinforced cement concrete. Work completed November 24, 1925. Expenditure 
during 1925, $26,018.84. 

Orange. 

August 18, 1925, contract made with R. H. Newell Company, of Uxbridge, for 
reconstructing about 6,264 feet of State highway on the Athol Road, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $57,311.75. Work 
completed November 24, 1925. Expenditure during 1925, $49,761.80. 

C oh as set. 

August 25, 1925, contract made with Bradford Weston, of Hull, for reconstruct- 
ing about 2,050 feet of State highway on North Main Street, the surface consisting 
of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $20,403.00. Work about 
four-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1925, $18,811.37. 

Dalton. 

August 25, 1925, contract made with Carl B. Lindholm, of Pittsfield, for con- 
structing a bridge and approaches and reconstructing about 2,347 feet of State 
highway on the Hinsdale Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. 
The proposal amounted to $47,092.50. Work about one-fourth completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1925, $12,248.25. 

West Boylston. 
September 1, 1925, contract made with Charles E. Home, of Millbury, for re- 
constructing about 2,370 feet of State highway on Worcester Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $20,179.50. Work 
practically completed. Expenditure during 1925, $16,706.24. 

Middleborough. 
September 1, 1925, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for re- 
constructing about 29,495 feet of State highway on Wareham Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $212,103.10. Work 
about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1925, $81,605.83. 

Wareham. 
September 1, 1925, contract made with D'Onfro Brothers, Inc., of Leominster, 
for reconstructing about 16,195 feet of State highway on the Sawyer Road, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $123,903.20. 
Work about one-fifth completed. Expenditure during 1925, $25,576.45. 

Seekonk-Rehoboth-Svjansea. 
September 8, 1925, contract made with Charles A. Haggerty, of Webster, for 
constructing about 3,276 feet of State highway on the Fall River Road in Seekonk, 
about 3,723 feet of State highway on the Fall River-Pro viclence Road in Rehoboth, 
and about 3,028 feet of State highway on the Providence Road in Swansea, the 
surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous macadam shoul- 
ders. The proposal amounted to $212,332.50. Work about one-tenth completed. 
Expenditure during 1925, $22,105.56. 



16 P.D. 54. 

The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various counties 
during the year were: 

Barnstable, $9,247.70 Hampshire, $88,751.53 

Berkshire, $300,905.79 Middlesex, $115,423.77 

Bristol, $661,073.49 Norfolk, $63,785.42 

Essex, $207,810.82 Plymouth, $66,844.39 

Franklin, $178,891.65 Worcester, $254,188.54 

Hampden, $213,643.99 . Total, $2,160,567.09 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $7,701.41; Chatham, $1,546.29. 

Berkshire County. — Dalton, $14,419.33; Hinsdale, $36,386.84; Lee, $19,235.74; 
Sandisfield, $25,689.58; Sheffield, $S4,474.36; Williamstown, $112,473.92; Wind- 
sor, $8,226.02. 

Bristol County. — Dartmouth, $109,369.79; Dighton, $158,572.79; Rehoboth, 
$11,841.46; Seekonk, $9,403.06; Somerset, $284,341.45; Swansea, $33,040.16; 
Taunton, $54,504.78. 

Essex County. — Andover, $38,424.04; Ipswich, $50,385.07; Lawrence, $49,- 
517.46; Methuen, $18,S78.14; North Andover, $50,606.11. 

Franklin County. — Bernardston, $10,336.96; Conway, $82,354.10; Northfleld, 
$86,200.59. 

Hampden County. — Aeawam, ?102,44S.S3; Brimfield, $1,S23.57; Chester, 
$18,208.61; Monson, $2,982.42; Palmer, $9,669.S2; Russell, $44,257.97; Tolland, 
$34,252.77. 

Hampshire County. — Cummington, $S,226.04; Easthampton, $19,238.74; 
Southampton, $39,872.63; Williamsburg, $21,414.12. 

Middlesex County. — Littleton, $18,133.69; Marlborough, $6,429.20; Wayland, 
$10,949.60; W T estford, $79,911.28. 

Norfolk County. — Braintree, $4,S30.01; Milton, S143.47; Wrentham, $58,- 
811.94. 

Plymouth County. — Bridgewater, $6,904.63; Middleborough, $6,904.63; Ware- 
ham, $53,035.13. 

Worcester County. — Barre, $8,614.83; Brookfield, $64,S75.62; Mendon, 
$147.30; Paxton, $87,113.12; Sturbridge, $93,437.67. 

Maintenance and Repair of State Highways. 

(Section 13, chapter 81, General Laws, and chapters 211 and 347, Acts of 1925.) 

The expenditures during the year in various counties were : — 

Barnstable, $337,731.51 Hampshire, $237,243.54 

Berkshire, $453,501.67 Middlesex, $325,441.80 

Bristol, $787,572.35 Nantucket, $18,115.27 

Dukes, $48,672.81 Norfolk, $623,025.83 

Essex, $220,658.91 Plymouth, $387,548.54 

Franklin, $150,412.19 Suffolk, $33,337.67 

Hampden, $489,277.86 Worcester, $743,363.51 

Total, $4,855,903.46 
Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $76,620.85; Bourne, $11,932.89; Brewster, 
$4,278.50; Chatham, $10,056.67; Dennis, $9,490.42; Eastham, $1,550.38; Fal- 
mouth, $8,770.41; Harwich, $30,980.34; Mashpee, $5,284.20; Orleans, $45,- 
362.42; Provincetown, $11,636.74; Sandwich, $63,873.60; Truro, $48,068.41; 
Wellfleet, $1,959.34; Yarmouth, $7,866.34. 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $3,641.35; Becket, $15,783.04; Cheshire, $10- 
132.63; Clarksburg, $3,080.23; Dalton, $6,952.03; Egremont, $4,141.81; Florida, 
$14,983.57; Great Barrington, $9,262.87; Hancock, $1,745.64; Hinsdale, $41,- 
354.69; Lanesborough, $8,099.88; Lee, $100,190.61; Lenox, $160,175.83; New 
Ashford, $2,314.57; New Marlborough, $276.44; North Adams, $8,823.65; Otis, 
$235.67; Pittsfield, $9,960.95; Richmond, $7,707.97; Sandisfield, $473.32; Savoy, 



P.D. 54. 17 

$1,965.95; Sheffield. 811,169.79; Stockbridge, $7,143.36; Washington, $1,971.04; 
Williamstown, 812,975.81; Windsor, $8,938.97. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, 82,119.32; Attleboro, $11,266.33; Berkley, $24,- 
386.40; Dartmouth, 8122,500.78; Dighton, 89,442.95; Easton, $4,527.09; Fair- 
haven, 899,697.30; Fall River, S15S.87; Freetown, 814,347.98; Mansfield, $1,- 
469.23; North Attleborough, 815,060.92; Norton, 814,795.59; Raynham, $126,- 
828.37; Rehoboth, 89,965.44; Seekonk, $31,854.52; Somerset, $105,393.06; 
Swansea, 828.011.43; Taunton, 8156,533.21; Westport, 89.213.56. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, 81,066.53; Edeartown, $29,056.65; Gay Head, 
$345.35; Oak Bluffs, 811,021.56; Tisburv, $1,585.80; West Tisbury, $5,596.92. 

Essex County. — Amesburv, 84,658.08; Andover, $3,049.64; Beverly, $5,435.23; 
Danvers, 83.703.10; Essex. 810,875.20; Gloucester, $3,922.29; Groveland, 
.84.595.53; Hamilton, 82,230.40; Haverhill, $4,871.27; Ipswich, $8,665.8$ 
Lawrence, 81.941.79; Lynn, $6,632.27; Lynnfield, 81,921.50; Merrimac, $3,106.62; 
Methuen, 825,317.26; Middleton, 8973.30; Newburv, $13,898.85; Newburvport, 
83,806.06; North Andover, 88.536.70; Peabodv, 81,751.60; Rockport, $3,577.59; 
Rowlev, 87,561.26; Salem, 84.130.17; Salisbury, $24,105.71; Saugus, $47,533.57; 
Swampscott, 81,954.10; Topsfield, $6,580.55; Wenham, $1,106.32; West Newbury, 
$4,215.07. 

Franklin County. — Ashneld, $1,224.67; Bernardston, $5,286.90; Buckland, 
S4,324.15; Qiarlemont, 818,433.64; Colrain, $1,653.97; Conway, $3,140.08; 
Deerfield,' 810,275.37; Erving, 811,798.20; Gill, $95.46; Greenfield, $4,527.26; 
Montague, 87,667.94; Northfield, 89,953.04; Orange. $61,281.90; Shelburne, 
?5. 282.03; Sunderland, 82,462.14; Whately, $3,005.44. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, 84,452.60; Blandford, $7,207.40; Brimneld, 
S4.065.23; Chester. 812.695.41; Chicopee, $7,825.92; East Longmeadow, $3,- 
290.57; Holvoke, 8364,009.77; Monson, 81,068.55; Palmer, $13,100.94; Russell, 
811,451.17; Southwick, 86,300.74; Wales. 82,4S5.12; W T est Springfield, $2,014.32; 
Westfield, 87,069.29; Wilbraham, 842.240.83. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, 83.526.80; Belchertown, $2,714.38; Cumming- 
ton, 8136,979.89; Easthampton, 816,284.24; Goshen, $3,682.52; Granby, $6,- 
454.81; Hadley, 84,059.78; Hatfield. 81.94S.30; Huntington, $7,758.18; North- 
ampton, 87.S70.50; South Hadley, $9,108.35; Southampton, 818,747.75; Ware, 
812.30S.74: Williamsburg, 85,7S2.19; Worthington, $17.11. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, 83,970.05; Arlington, 81,356.69; Ashbv, $8,437.62; 
Ashland, 851,266.03; Aver, 84,068.97; Bedford, $3,363.50; Billerica, $6,172.83; 
Boxborough. 82,408.72; Burlington, $2,890.39; Chelmsford, $22,135.55; Concord, 
$2,880.91; Dracut, 84.322.69; Frammsham, 840,232.22; Groton, $1,799.68; 
Holliston, 841,073.56; Hudson, $1,809.23; Lexington, $5,172.21; Lincoln, 
$1,176.58; Littleton, 8^.960.43; Lowell, 89.631.05; Maiden, $189.72; Marl- 
borough, 810,359.83: Medford, 8648.73; Melrose, $1,700.97; Natick, $4,944.65; 
Newton, 8695.43; North Reading, 81,144.41; Peppereh, $2,654.81; Reading, $4,- 
266.12; Shirley, $2,037.94; Somerville, $2,166.75; Stoneham, $2,776.80; Sudbury, 
83.9S0.41; Tewksbury, 82,336.80; Townsend, $4,061.32; Tyngsborough, $34,- 
049.75: Waltham, 8725.99: Watertown, 8S70.S4; Wavland, $2,825.75; West- 
ford, $5,685.47: Weston, 82,692.54; Wilmington, 84,112.60; Winchester, $2,497.52; 
Wo burn, $8,887.74. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, 818,115.27. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, 83,590.85; Bellingham, $3,476.99; Braintree, $8,446.- 
53; Canton. 8205,098.26; Cohasset, 823,156.60; Dedham, $2,047.42; Dover, 
83.212.30; Foxborough, 82.575.78; Franklin, 85,438.99; Holbrook, $15,414.63; 
Milton, 83,925.24; Needham, 84,1S5.85; Norfolk, $222.75: Norwood, $1,886.02; 
Plainville, 8106.885.07; Quinev, 82,580.94; Randolph, $4,166.99; Sharon, $489.27; 
Stoughton, 881.453.89; Walpole, $4,622.79; Wellesley, 8741.18; Westwood, $16,- 
324.28; Wevinouth, $12,356.37; Wrentham, $110,726.84. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $2,614.80; Bridgewater, $13,431.58; Brockton, 
83.796.40; Duxbury, 85,287.99; East Bridgewater, $3,369.81; Hanover, $6,026.52; 
Hingham. 87.SS9.57; Kingston, $3,537.41; Lakeville, $57,478.78; Marion, $3,- 
900.11; Marshfield, $6,232.25; Mattapoisett, $51,816.18; Middleborough, 
$108,006.09; Norwell. $1,274.64: Pembroke, $14,848.54; Plymouth, $16,079.16; 



18 



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Wareham, 



Rochester, $4,187.30; Rockland, $1,408.36; Scituate, $3,402.71; 
$42,493.23; West Bridgewater, $4,284.68; Whitman, $26,182.43. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $2,625.81; Chelsea, $3,354.44; Revere, $27,357.42. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $7,287.87; Athol, $5,505.02; Auburn, 
$142,241.74; Barre, $10,156.69; Blackstone, $2,525.29; Brookfield, $52,331.52; 
Charlton, $10,234.99; Douglas, $2,600.55; Dudley, $3,989.79; East Brookfield, 
$5,335.14; Fitchburg, $62,401.47; Gardner, $6,126.33; Grafton, $8,600.03; Hard- 
wick, $1,118.48; Harvard, $3,644.25; Holden, $7,696.83; Hopedale, $576.38; 
Lancaster, $1,704.63; Leicester, $9,688.38; Leominster, $5,457.71: Lunenburg, 
$4,339.79; Mendon, $3,112.72; Milford, $5,007.06; Millbuiy, $3,353.24; Mill- 
ville, $3,565.72; New Braintree, $48.18; North Brookfield, $638.43; Northborough, 
$4,732.15; Northbridge, $3,104.29; Oakham, $880.74; Oxford, $58,511.19; 
Paxton, $3,958.84; Petersham, $3,521.31; Phillipston, $6,352.14; Princeton, 
$1,282.58; Rutland, $5,623.04; Shrewsbury, $6,369.10; Southborough, $5,093.37; 
Southbridge, $1,084.46; Spencer, $5,182.50; Sterling, $3,785.48; Sturbridge, 
$2,521.73; Sutton, $4,056.97; Templeton, $5,560.96; Upton, $4,125.83; Uxbridge, 
$5,645.22; Warren, $8,030.45; Webster, $1,115.92; West Boylston, $21,723.14; 
West Brookfield, $2,210.60; Westborough, $3,452.54; Westminster, $188,863.61; 
Winchendon, $11,315.05; Worcester, $5,972.07. 

Highway Improvements authorized by Special Acts. 

The total expenditures during the year for the construction of highways in the 
Five Western Counties, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 221, Acts 
of 1915 and amendments thereof, were $S1,721.26, details of which follow: — 

Route No. 8 — Otis, $8,065.40; Sandisfield, $8,917.95. 
Route No. 6 — Worthington, $63,229.86. 
Route No. 9 — Granville, $24.61; Southwick, $24.62. 
Route No. 11 — Gill, $1,458.82. 

Southern Route to accommodate Traffic between Boston and the Terri- 
tory to the South and East Thereof. 

Under the provisions of chapters 330 and 344, Acts of 1925, the Division of 
Highways is authorized to lay out and construct convenient and adequate ways 
for motor vehicles and other traffic in the cities of Boston and Quincy. Upon the 
completion of this route all parts of said ways shall become public streets or ways 
of the respective cities within which they lie and be kept in good condition and 
repair by them. 

During the year the Division has made surveys and investigations for determin- 
ing the most desirable final locations for various portions of this route. 

FEDERAL AID IN CONSTRUCTING HIGHWAYS. 

Statements as to the acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legislature with 
respect to co-operation between the United States and the States in the construc- 
tion and maintenance of highways, including the Federal Highway Act approved 
Nov. 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports of this Department for the years 
1920-1924, inc. 

The following Federal aid allotments have thus far been made to Massachu- 
setts : — 



For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 

Total 



year 
year 
year 
year 
year 
year 
year 
year 
year 
year 



ending 
ending 
ending 
ending 
ending 
ending 
ending 
ending 
ending 
ending 



June 30, 
June 30, 
June 30, 
June 30, 
June 30, 
June 30, 
June 30, 
June 30, 
June 30, 
June 30, 



1917 
1918 
1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
1924 
1925 
1926 



$73,850 95 

147,701 90 

958,145 15 

1,400,078 27 

1,472,788 83 

1,096,176 04 

730,784 03 

950,448 62 

1,089,806 22 

1,099,891 00 

$9,019,671 01 



P.D. 54. 19 

The total amount received by Massachusetts from 1916 to Nov. 30, 1925, is 
$6,056,199.46. 

Projects to the number of 23 have been prepared in addition to those shown in 
the report of the Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, for 1924. 
The total mileage included in the various Federal aid road projects in this State, 
from the commencement of work of this character to Nov. 30, 1925, inclusive, is 
425.041. The mileage in various counties is: — 



Barnstable, 31.018 miles 
Berkshire, 58.585 miles 
Bristol, 42.210 miles 
Dukes, 3.117 miles 
Essex, 49.293 miles 
Franklin, 17.729 miles 



Hampden, 27.055 miles 
Hampshire, 20.929 miles 
Middlesex, 44.085 miles 
Norfolk, 31.714 miles 
Plymouth, 39.191 miles 
Worcester, 60.115 miles 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects 1 to Nov. 30, 1925. 









Amount of 


Amount 




No 


Towx or City. 


Miles. 


Federal Aid 
involved. 


received. 


Remarks. 


1 


Acushnet-Fairhaven 


2.182 


$21,820 00 


$21,820 00 


Work completed. 


2 


Hanover . . . 


2.708 


19,480 36 


19,480 36 


Work completed. 


3 


Malden-Melrose-Saugus . 


1.162 


11,620 00 


11,620 00 


Work completed. 


4 


Danvers '. 


1.325 


15,460 22 


15,460 22 


Work completed. 


5 


Windsor-Dalton 


3.240 


64,800 00 


64,800 00 


Work completed. 


6 


Sandwich ..... 


1.818 


10,678 02 


10,678 02 


Work completed. 


7 


Cummington .... 


4.659 


86,816 53 


86.816 53 


Work completed. 


8 


Athol-Petersham 


7.016 ' 


90,074 51 


90,074 51 


Work completed. 


9 


Saugus 


3.122 


65,472 27 


65,472 27 


Work completed. 


10 


Braintree . ... 


2.420 


40,554 80 


40,554 80 


Work completed. 


11 


Concord-Acton-Littleton . 


4.849 


77,600 87 


77,600 87 


Work completed. 


12 


Ipswich ..... 


2.173 


21,851 50 


21,851 50 


Work completed. 


13 


Littleton-Groton 


6.450 


130,504 25 


130,504 25 


Work completed. 


14 


Barnstable .... 


3.331 


22,687 65 


22,687 65 


Work completed. 


15 


Norwell-Hingham 


4.380 


59,501 75 


59,501 75 


Work completed. 


17 


Lynnfield-Peabody . 


1.794 


35,880 00 


35,880 00 


Work completed. 


18 


Lunenburg .... 


. • . 2.797 


55,940 00 


55,940 00 


Work completed. 


19 


Taunton ..... 


2.116 


42,320 00 


42,320 00 


Work completed. 


20 


Tewksbury .... 


2.909 


35,211 82 


35,211 82 


Work completed. 


21 


Pittsfield-Hancock . 


3.637 


72,483 32 


72,483 32 


Work completed. 


22 


Greenfield-Bernardston 


6.426 


88,270 71 


88,270 71 


Work completed. 


23 


Great Barrington 


2.123 


31,348 89 


31,348 89 


Work completed. 


24 


Seekonk 


2.756 


19,527 75 


19,527 75 


Work completed. 


25 


Billerica ..... 


0.578 


38,389 77 


38,389 77 


Work completed. 


26 


Greenfield-Shelburne: 












Section 1 .... 


5.134 


102,680 00 


102,680 00 


Work completed. 




Section 2 .... 


4.401 


88,020 00 


88,020 00 


Work completed. 


27 


Hamilton-Wenham . 


1.766 


20,207 27 


20,207 27 


Work completed. 


28 


Lanesborough : 












Section A 


0.990 


19,780 00 


19,780 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


2.690 


53,800 00 


53,800 00 


Work completed. 


29 


Ware ...... 


2.626 


46,557 55 


46,557 55 


Work completed. 


30 


Brimfield ..... 


4.206 


84,120 00 


84,120 00 


Work completed. 


31 


Danvers-Peabody 


1 . 107 


22,140 00 


22,140 00 


Work completed. 


32 


Huntington .... 


3.078 


97,163 48 


97,163 48 


Work completed. 


33 


Acton-Littleton : 












Section A .... 


2.182 


43,640 00 


43,640 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . . . . 


1.624 


25,847 25 


25,847 25 


Work completed. 


34 


Dudley 


1.359 


27,180 00 


27,180 00 


Work completed. 


35 


Haverhill-Methuen . 


4.544 


90,880 00 


45,543 84 


Work completed 


36 


Eastham-Wellfleet-Provincetown: 








in Haverhill. 




Section A .... 


. 10.690 


91,347 85 


91,347 85 


Work completed. 




Section B 


6.548 


75,935.60 


75,935 60 


Work completed. 




Section C . . . . 


8.043 


86,130 51 


86,130 51 


Work completed. 


37 


Egremont ..... 


1 . 164 


20,579 07 


20,579 07 


Work completed. 


38 


Peabody-Danvers 


2.827 


56,540 00 


56,540 00 


Work completed. 


39 


Williamstown - New Ashford - La 
ough: 
Section A 


nesbor- 










0.020 


9,123 64 


9,123 64 


Work completed. 




Section B . . . . 


3.323 


65,980 00 


65,980 00 


Work completed. 


40 


East Brookfield .... 


1.011 


20,220 00 


20,220 00 


Work completed. 


41 


Ashby ..... 


1.250 


22,141 03 


22,141 03 


Work completed. 


42 


Washington .... 


2.291 


45,820 00 


45,820 00 


Work completed. 


43 


Leicester ..... 


0.638 


12,760 00 


12,760 00 


Work completed. 


44 


Goshen-Cummington- Windsor: 












Section A 


1.494 


29,880 00 


29,880 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


1.479 


50,183 37 


50,183 37 


Work completed. 




Section C . . . . 


3.780 


82,915 42 


82,915 42 


Work completed. 



1 All of these projects are now, or will be later, State highways. 



20 P.D. 54. 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1925 — Continued 



No. Town or City. 

45 Palmer: 

Sections A and C . 

46 L'pton-Hopedale: 

Section A 

47 Barre-Oakham 

50 Lunenburg 

51 Mendon-Uxbridge 

Section A 
Section B 

52 Oxford 

53 East Brookfield-Spencer-West Brookfield 

Section A 
Section B 

54 Leicester: 

Section A 
Section B 

55 Quincy 

56 Stoughton . 

57 Winchester-Wobum . 

58 Littleton 

59 Egremont . 

60 Middleton-Danvers . 

61 Winchendon-Templeton 

62 Danvers-Topsfield: 

Section A 
Section B 

63 Et?sex-Ipswich 

64 Norwood 

65 North Adams 

69 Haverhill 

70 Palmer 

71 Wrentham 

72 Walpole 

73 Southwick 

74 Becket 

75 Topsfield-Ipswich-Rowley-Newbury : 

Section A 

76 Norfolk 

77 Merriniac . 

78 Burlington 

79 Great Barrington 

80 Lee: 

Section A 

Section B 

SI Deerfield . 

83 Pembroke . 

84 Sterling-West Boylston 

85 Dalton- Hinsdale Road): 

Section A 
Section B 

86 Gay Head . 

87 Dalton (Windsor Road): 

Section A 
Section B 

89 Easton: 

Sections A and B . 
Section C 

90 Brookfield-East Brookfield 

91 Lowell 

92 Bellingham 

93 Wilbraham 

94 Otis-Sandisfield 

95 Westfield . 

96 Roehester-Wareharn 

98 Sheffield . 

99 Gloucester . 
100 Rutland . 
101A Hinsdale 
102A Plainville-Wrentham 

103 Adams 

104 Milton 

105 Rehoboth . 

106 Bourne 

107 Southampton 

108 Lakeville-Freetown 

109 West Brookfield 

110 Middleborough-Bridgewater 

111 Braintree .... 

112 North Attleborough-Attleboro 

113 Swansea 

114 Lenox 

115 Plymouth . 

116 Norwood- Walpole 
117A Chelmsford 



Miles. 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved. 



Amount 
received. 



Remarks. 



1.795 $35,900 00 $35,900 00 Work completed. 



1.672 
1.737 
1 . 763 

1 959 
2.504 
3.208 

0.890 
1.682 

0.829 
2.691 
0.549 

2 141 

3 042 
1.345 
0.7S4 
1.907 
5.393 

3.009 
3.513 



489 
065 
638 
657 
550 
>46 
07S 
879 



1 
3 
6 
0.156 

10.207 
1 447 
1.020 
3.761 
2.991 

0.909 
0.283 
0.710 
2.121 
3.491 

1.033 
0.066 
3.117 

1.056 

0.03S 

3.540 
3.S40 
1.227 
0.977 
5.250 
0.20S 
7.565 
0.148 
4.031 
3.052 
1.191 
3.640 
0.297 
3.254 
0.56S 
3.534 
1.43S 
0.522 
2.203 
4.583 
0.066 
0.109 
0.371 
3.27S 
0.692 
2.408 
1.6S0 
2.453 
1.377 



33 
37 
35 

39 
50 
64 

17 
33 

16 
53 
10 
42 
59 
26 
15 
38 
106 

60 
76 
89 
21 
32 
53 
51 
36 
61 
111 
13 

207 
28 

20 
75 
59 

18 
4 
11 
31 
51 

20 

7 

40 

21 



70 
62 
25 
19 

105 
87 

122 
12 
6S 
61 
19 
59 
4 

48 
9 
70 
28 
35 
44 
71 
10 
24 

65 

11 
39 
25 
40 
27 



440 00 
200 75 
260 00 

180 00 
080 00 
160 00 

S00 00 
640 00 

580 00 
820 00 
980 00 
820 00 
131 31 
900 00 
678 18 
224 70 
117 44 

ISO 00 
959 91 
780 00 
300 00 
760 00 
049 24 
000 00 
940 00 
560 00 
757 95 
095 66 

163 37 
940 00 
397 73 

220 00 

S20 00 

180 00 
245 00 
537 50 
815 00 

974 04 

660 00 
120 50 
7S3 51 

120 00 
429 50 

S00 00 
400 00 
447 12 
537 S7 
000 00 
077 51 
931 25 
677 08 
979 93 
133 So 
353 75 
150 00 
455 00 
S10 00 
230 00 
6S0 00 
760 00 
002 00 
060 00 
706 11 
283 73 
5S0 S7 
200 00 
560 00 
245 00 
130 00 
522 53 
878 91 
540 00 



33,440 00 
37,200 75 
35,260 00 

39,180 00 
50,080 00 
64,160 00 

17,800 00 
33,640 00 

16.580 00 
53.S20 00 
10,980 00 
42.S20 00 
59,131 31 
26.900 00 
15.678 18 
3S.224 70 
106,117 44 

60,180 00 
76,959 91 
89,780 00 
21.300 00 
32.760 00 
53.049 24 
51,000 00 
36.940 00 
61.560 00 
111.757 95 
13,095 66 

207,163 37 
2S.940 00 
20.397 73 
75.220 00 
59,820 00 

1S,1S0 00 



31,815 00 
51,974 04 

20,660 00 

7.120 50 

40.7S3 51 

21,120 00 
5,429 50 

70.S00 00 
62.400 00 
15.468 S3 
19,537 87 



122,931 25 
12,677 OS 
68,979 93 
61,133 85 
19,353 75 
59,150 00 



9,230 00 
70,680 00 
28,760 00 
35.002 00 
44.060 00 
71,706 11 
10,283 73 
24.5S0 S7 

7.200 00 
65,560 00 
11,245 00 
39.130 00 
25.522 53 
40,878 91 
27,540 00 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
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Work 
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Work 
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Work 

Work 
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Work 
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completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 

completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



Work completed. 
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Work completed. 
WoFk completed. 
Project sent. 
Work completed. 
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Agreement signed. 
Work completed. 
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P.D. 54. 21 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1925 — Concluded. 



No. Town or City. 



117B Chelmsford-Tvngsboro 

118A Brookfield 

118B Brookfield 

119 A Essex 

120 A Lakeville 

120B Berkley 

120C Taunton-Berklev 

120D Taunton . 

121A Abington 

122A Barnstable 

123A Southampton 

124A Wayland 

125 A Wareham 

125B Wareham 

127A Holyoke 

128A Hinsdale 

128B Hinsdale 

129A Dighton-Somerset 

129B Somerset . 

130A Auburn-Oxford 

131 A Wilbraham 

133A North Andover 

133B North Andover 

134A Barre . 

135A Russell 

136A Agawam 

136B Agawam 

137A Sheffield 

138A Chester 

139A Brimfield 

140A Lenox-Lee 

140B Lee . 

141A Williamsburg 

142A Fitchburg-Westminster 

143 Fairhaven-Mattapoisett 

144A Canton-Stoughton 

145A Ashland-Holliston 

146A Paxton 

147 Lenox-Pittsfield 

148A Raynham 

149A Middleborough . 

150A Littleton-Westford 

151A & B Swansea-Somerset 

152 A Dartmouth 

153A Southampton-Easthampt 

154 A Sturbridge . 

155 West Springfleld-Westfield 

156A Orange 

157A Sandisfield-Tolland . 

158A Dalton 

159A Seekonk-Rehoboth-Swan; 

160A Lenox-Lee-Stockbridge 

161A Broekton-W. Bridgewater 

162 A Holhston . 

Totals . 



Miles. 

4.625 
0.620 
0.251 
0.406 
4.789 
0.864 
2.758 
0.862 
0.947 
0.066 
2.461 
0.189 
3.086 
2.761 
4.136 
0.066 
0.952 
3.465 
4.340 
4.208 
0.530 
0.615 
0.771 
1.217 
0.557 
1.331 
1.515 
0.170 
0.097 
0.103 
3.519 
0.057 
0.211 



960 
245 
306 
330 
783 
500 
657 



5.586 
1.985 
0.464 
1.401 
1.410 
2.503 
3.000 
1.058 
0.644 
0.430 
1.899 
5.453 
3.823 
3.300 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved. 

$89,713 81 
12,400 00 
3,765 00 
8,120 00 
71,835 00 
12,960 00 
41,370 00 
12,930 00 
17,887 34 
18,711 51 
47,155 67 
30.296 6S 
72,305 23 
41,415 00 
62,040 00 
8,598 63 
14,280 00 
51,975 00 
65,511 29 
63,120 00 
7,950 00 
9,225 00 
11,565 00 
18,255 00 
13,919 60 
19,965 00 

22.725 00 
22,710 05 

13.735 72 
6,075 05 

52,785 00 
26.620 13 
10,029 88 
71.792 94 
5-2,079 86 
64,575 00 
43,722 03 
26,745 00 
37,500 00 
24,855 00 
83,790 00 
29,775 00 

89.736 24 
21,015 00 
21,150 00 
37,545 00 
45,000 00 
15,870 00 
36,887 40 

25.726 60 
61,146 07 
81,795 00 
57,345 00 
49,500 00 



Amount 
received. 

$89,713 81 



8,120 00 
71,835 00 
12,960 00 



17,887 34 
18,711 51 
47,155 67 
30,296 68 
59,064 31 

54,667 05 
8,598 63 

46,011 44 

6,347 05 
7,950 00 



18,255 00 
19,965 00 

6,075 05 

59,743 05 
30,581 50 



Remarks. 

Work completed. 
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Work underway. 
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Work underway. 
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Project approved. 
Work completed. 
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Work completed. 
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Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Project approved. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Project approved. 
Project approved. 
Project approved. 



425.041 S7.718.202 56 $6,056,199 46 



BRIDGES. 

During the year the Division has prepared designs and plans for, and done other 
work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The various cities and 
towns, the localities therein, the character of the structure and other details are as 
follows : — 

Bridges built or contracted for. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure. 

Bellingham — North Main Street over Charles River; 24-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Canton — Washington Street over dam spillway; 12-foot to 33-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab. 

Conway — Ashfield Road over South River; three bridges, each 40-foot span, 
reinforced concrete beam. 

Dalton — Jericho Road. to Hinsdale, over Housatonic Riv#r; two 34-foot spans, 
reinforced concrete beam. 

Harvard — Aver road over Bowers Brook; 24-foot span, reinforced concrete beam. 



22 P.D. 54. 

Lee — Lee-Lenox road over Housatonic River; 120.5-foot span, through steel 
truss. 

Northbridge — Providence- Worcester road over Blackstone River; two 41.75- 
foot spans, reinforced concrete beam. 

Paxton — Rutland road over Turkey Hill Brook; 12-foot span, reinforced concrete 
slab. 

Rehoboth — Seekonk-Swansea road over Palmer River; two 30-foot spans, rein- 
forced concrete beam. 

Sandisfield-Tolland — On road from New Boston to Winsted, Conn., over West 
Branch of Farmington River; 124.92-foot span, through steel truss. 

Somerset-Swansea — Fall River-Providence road over Lees River; 51.5-foot 
span, reinforced concrete beam. 

Swansea — Fall River-Providence road over Coles River; 51.5-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam. 

Taunton — Taunton-New Bedford road over Cotley River; 8-foot reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Westminster — Fitchburg-Gardner road over Branch of Nashua River; 40-foot 
span, reinforced concrete beam. 

Westminster — Fitchburg-Gardner road over brook; 14-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

West Springfield — Springfield-Pi ttsfield road over Boston and Albany Railroad; 
72.67-foot span, plate girder. 

Williamsburg — Goshen road over Mill River; 44-foot span, reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Alterations, Repairs and Extensions to Bridges completed in 1925. 

Towns, Locality and Character of Work. 

Dartmouth — New Bedford-Fall River road over flume at Smith Mills; 12.25- 
foot span, reinforced concrete slab extension. 

Dartmouth — New Bedford-Fall River road over Pamanset River; 16.5-foot 
span, reinforced concrete slab extension. 

Fall River-Somerset — Brightman Street Bridge over Taunton River; safety 
gate for draw span and repairs to deck truss. 

Leicester — Pleasant Street over Greenville Reservoir outlet; 16-foot span, 
reinforced concrete slab extension to arch. 

Mattapoisett — Fairhaven Road over Herring River; 20.33-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam extension and alteration. 

Norton — Taunton Avenue over Wading River; 41.5-foot span, alteration of 
floor system. 

Revere — Broadway over West Branch Pines River; 24-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam extension to solid floor. 

Revere-Saugus — Broadway over Pines River; seven spans with total of 115 
feet, wood pile bridge extended. 

Saugus — Broadway over East Branch Pines River; 21-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam extension to solid floor. 

South wick — Granville road over Munn Brook; new reinforced concrete abutment. 

Swampscott — Essex Street over Boston and Maine Railroad; relocation of street 
railway track. 

Wareham — Main road at East Wareham, over fish ways, Agawam River; 5.5- 
foot span and two 5-foot spans, reinforced concrete slab extensions. 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures. 
Plans, Studies or Estimates made. 
Towns, Locality and Character of Structure. 
Agawam — River Road over Tarkhill Brook; 9.5-foot span, reinforced concrete 

slab. 
Agawam — River Road over Worthington Brook; 16-foot span, reinforced con- 

crete beam. 
Amherst — South Pleasant Street over Branch Fort River; 15-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam. 



P.D. 54. 23 

Amherst — North Pleasant Street over Mill River; two 18-foot spans, reinforced 

concrete beam. 
Attleboro — Newport Avenue, over New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road; 30-foot span, wood floor, stone abutment. 
Barnstable — Craigville Beach road over Centerville River; 38-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam. 
Bedford — Bedford-Lexington road over Shawsheen River; 28-foot span, exten- 
sion of solid floor. 
Bedford — Bedford-Lexington road over Elm Brook; 15.8-foot span, extension 

of solid floor. 
Billerica — Chelmsford road over Concord River; seven 20-foot spans, reinforced 

concrete trestle. 
Boston — Southern Artery, bridge on Shawmut Branch, New York, New Haven 

and Hartford Railroad, over Codman Street; 80-foot span, steel structure. 
Bridgewater — Bedford Street over Town River; survey and study. 
Cheshire — State highway over Hoosic River; two spans with total of 20 feet, 

extension to reinforced concrete beam. 
Cheshire — State highway over Kitchen Brook; 26-foot span, extension to I- 

beam. 
Conway — Ashfield road over South River; 45-foot span, reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Conway — Ashfield road over South River; 45-foot span, reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Framingham — Worcester Turnpike between Reservoirs Nos. 1 and 2; 48-foot 

span. 
Framingham — Worcester Turnpike over Sudbury River; 63-foot span. 
Holliston — On Milford Road, over brooks; one 9-foot span, extension to stone 

arch, and one 17.5-foot span, extension to stone arch. 
Lancaster — Fitchburg Turnpike over Nashua River; two spans each 43.5 feet. 
Lenox — Pittsfield road over Yokum River; 14.6-foot span, reinforced concrete 

slab. 
Monson — Main Street over Conant Brook; 21-foot span, reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Natick — Worcester Turnpike over Lake Cochituate; 16.5-foot span, reinforced 

concrete slab. 
Natick — Worcester Turnpike over brook; 10.5-foot reinforced concrete slab. 
Newbury — Over Parker River (Oldtown); one 110-foot and two 95-foot spans, 

reinforced concrete arch. 
Otis — Becket-Otis road over West Branch Farmington River; 40-foot span, 

reinforced concrete beam. 
Westborough — Worcester Turnpike over Assabet River. 
West Bridgewater — Brockton-Middleborough road over Town River; 34-foot 

span, reinforced concrete beam extension to stone arch. 
Westminster — Fitchburg-Winchendon road over Nookagee River; two spans 

with total of 64 feet, reinforced concrete beam. 
Westminster — Fitchburg-Winchendon road over Nookagee River; 40-foot span, 

reinforced concrete beam. 
West Stockbridge — Over Shaker Mill Pond; 42-foot span, reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Williamsburg — Williamsburg-Northampton road over Mill River; two spans 

with total of 60 feet, reinforced concrete beam. 
Williamsburg — Williamsburg-Goshen road over Cranston Brook. 
Williamsburg — Williamsburg-Goshen road. 
Williamsburg — Williamsburg-Goshen road over Mill River. 
Winchendon — Winchendon-Fitchburg road over Millers River; 23.5-foot span, 

reinforced concrete beam. 
Winchendon — Winchendon-Fitchburg road over Millers River; 30-foot span, 

reinforced concrete beam.. 
Windsor — Berkshire Trail, over Baldwin Brook; 24.25-foot span, reinforced 

concrete beam. 



24 P.D. 54. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Cities and Towns. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work. 

Alford — New Great Barrington road over Seekonk Brook; estimate for wooden 

superstructure. 
Auburn — Auburn Street over Branch of Blackstone River; plans, specifications 

and estimate for reinforced concrete beam bridge. 
Becket — Werden Road; examination and advice on strengthening. 
Blandford — East Otis road over Tiffany Brook; survey and study. 
Blandford — East Otis road over Pebble Brook; survey and study. 
Chatham — Over Mitchells River; plans and estimate for wooden pile bridge. 
Dartmouth — Over Little River; estimate for pile or reinforced concrete beam 

bridge. 
Dartmouth — Over Apponaganset River; examination and estimate. 
Dedham — Ames Street over Charles River; advice on repairs and widening stone 

arch. 
Dennis — Upper County Road over Swan Pond River; plans and estimate for 

wooden pile bridge. 
Dover-Needham — Charles River Street over Charles River; estimate for new 

wooden or concrete bridge. 
Easthampton — Mt. Tom bridge over Connecticut River; report on strength. 
Falmouth — Falmouth Heights-Da visville Road over Green Pond; estimate for 

new bridge. 
Framingham — Potter Road between Framingham and Wayland over Sud- 
bury River; estimate for repairs or new bridge. 
Grafton — Bridge Street over Quinsigamond River; extension to stone arch, 

span 18.5 feet. 
Granville — Water Street over Dickinson Brook; estimate for new bridge or 

repairs and water control. 
Holden — Mill Street over Quinapoxet River; plans made for wooden truss 

bridge. 
Mendon — Bellingham Street over Mill River; examination of 24-foot span 

wooden bridge. 
Mendon — Bellingham Street over Muddy Brook; examination of 16-foot span 

wooden bridge. 
Mendon — Hartford Avenue over Mill Pond; examination of 13-foot span wooden 

bridge. 
Middleborough — East Main Street over Namasket River; examination and 

study for 32-foot reinforced concrete beam. 
Millis-Medfield — Forest Street over Charles River; estimate for new steel or 

concrete bridge. 
Millville — Center Street over Canal; examination. 
Montague — Over Saw Mill River; examination and report on 22.5-foot span 

bridge. 
New Marlborough — Near Mill River Village over Konkapot River; estimate 

for repairs. 
Norfolk — Main Street over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; esti- 
mate for strengthening wooden stringer, 34-foot span. 
Northfield — School Street over Mill Brook; examination and estimate for new 

bridge. 
Northfield — Schell bridge over Connecticut River; examination. 
Northfield — Bennett's Meadow Bridge over Connecticut River; examination 

and estimate for new floor system. 
Orange — Furnace Village Bridge over Tully River; examination and estimate 

for reinforced concrete bridge. 
Otis — Reservoir Road over Farmington River; advice. 

Pepperell — Main Street over Nashua River; examination and report for strength- 
ening, v 
Raynham — Church Street over Taunton River; examination and estimate for 

repairs or new bridge. 



P.D. 54. 25 

Sterling — Sterling Junction over Boston and Maine Railroad, Southern Division, 
and New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, Worcester-Fitchburg 
Branch; examination of Boston and Maine Railroad 86-foot span steel truss 
and New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad 36-foot span wooden 
bridge. 

Sudbury- Way land — Sherman Bridge over Sudbury River; plans, specifications 
and estimate for wooden pile bridge. 

Ware — South Street over Ware River; examination and estimate for repairs. 

Ware — East Street over Ware River; examination. 

Washington — County Road; advice on 22-foot span bridge. 

Westhampton — Over Manhan River; examination for capacity. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., by direction of the Department. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Subject. 

Athol — Over West Brook; examination. 

Attleboro — Newport Avenue over New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road; examination of wooden stringer, 27-foot span. 
Becket — Bonny Rigg Road over West Branch West-field River; extension of wing 

wall. 
Dudley — Over Quinebaug River; examination of steel through truss. 
Hopkinton-Southborough — Cordaville road over Sudbury River; examination 

of 20-foot span stone arch. 
Newburyport-Salisbury — Over Merrimack River; estimate for rebuilding floor 

system. 
Montague-Erving — Miller's Falls; examination. 
Pittsfield — VanSickle's Bridge over Housatonic River; investigation of strength 

for use as detour. 
Pittsfield — Cutting's Bridge over Housatonic River; investigation of strength for 

use as detour. 
Pittsfield — Learned's Bridge over Housatonic River; investigation of strength 

for use as detour. 
Sandisfield — Over Farmington River; examination and advice given on new 

construction. 
Sandwich — Over Scorton River; examination. 
Southborough — Cordaville road over Boston and Worcester Street Railway; 

examination and estimate made for new bridge. 
Southborough — Cordaville road over Boston and Albany Railroad; examination 

and estimate made for new bridge. 
Sturbridge — On road Sturbridge to Union, Conn., over Quinebaug River; exami- 
nation of 47-foot span Warren truss. 
Sturbridge — Over Quinebaug River; examination of 47-foot span Warren truss. 
Taunton — Summer Street over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad ; 

examination and estimate for widening and other changes. 
West Brookfield — Ware Road over brook from Wickaboag Pond; examination. 
Worcester — West Boylston Street, Summit Bridge over Boston and Maine 

Railroad; plan and estimate submitted. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Other Departments. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work. 
Boston — Commonwealth Pier 5; advice. 
Boston — Commonwealth Pier 5, Viaduct; advice. 
Concord — State Reformatory; steel framing design at request of Commission 

on Administration and Finance. 
Swampscott — Essex Street over Boston and Maine Railroad; examination and 

estimate made for moving street railway tracks, at request of Department of 

Public Utilities. 



26 P.D. 54. 

Bridge Plans Submitted and Examined during the Year under the provisions of 
Chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 313, Acts of 1923. 

Cities and Towns, Location, Character of Work and Bate of Approval. 

Amesbury — Ring's Corner over brook; 34-foot span I-beam solid floor; approved 

July 14, 1925. 
Cheshire — Windsor Road over McDonald Brook; 22-foot span I-beam; no 

approval during year. 
Colrain — Halifax, Vt., Road over North River; 70-foot span wood truss; no 

approval during j^ear. 
Egremont — Mt. Washington Road; 16-foot span I-beam solid floor; approved 

Aug. 18, 1925. 
Enfield — Ware Road over Swift River; two-span steel truss; approved July 7, 

1925. 
Grafton — Depot Street over Blackstone River; 68-foot span reinforced concrete 

arch; no approval during year. 
Horyoke — Sargeant Street over Second Level Canal; two-span deck plate girder, 

104 feet long; approved July 7, 1925. 
Leominster — Mechanic Street over Nashua River; 65-foot span reinforced 

concrete arch; approved March 10, 1925. 
Marshfield — Brant Rock Road over Green Harbor River; two-span reinforced 

concrete slab 12 feet long; approved May 26, 1925. 
North Adams — Blackington Bridge over Hoosic River; 85-foot span half through 

truss; no approval during year. 
North Adams — Holden Street over North Branch Hoosic River; 64.16-foot span 

through plate girder; approved June 23, 1925. 
Northampton — Pleasant Street over Mill River; 95-foot span pony truss; no 

approval during year. 
Northampton — Cook's Dam Bridge over Mill River; 66-foot span reinforced 

concrete arch and 27-foot span I-beam solid floor; approved March 3, 1925. 
Northfield — Bennett's Meadow Bridge over Connecticut River; through steel 

trusses, 15 spans, 613 feet long; approved Sept. 30, 1925. 
Norton — Plain Street over Mulberry Brook; 23-foot span and 18-foot span rein- 
forced concrete beams; no approval during year. 
Raynham — Church Street over Taunton River; four-span timber bridge, 88 

feet long; approved Sept. 1, 1925! 
Sandisfield — Over Buck River; 27-foot span I-beam plank floor; approved Sept. 

22, 1925. 
Sandisfield — Over Clam River; 24-foot span I-beam plank floor; approved 

Sept. 22, 1925. 
Sandisfield — Over Farmington River; two-span I-beam plank floor; 93 feet 

long; approved Sept. 22, 1925. 
Shutesbury — Lock's Pond Road over brook; 18-foot span timber bridge; ap- 
proved Dec. 16, 1924. 
Sudbury- Wayland — Shermans Bridge over Sudbury liiver; 7-span wooden pile 

bridge 101.5 feet long; approved May 28, 1925. 
Topsfield — Asbury Street over Ipswich River; 49-foot span, plate girder; ap- 
proved Dec. 9, 1924. 

Bridge over the Merrimack River between Newburyport and Salisbury. 

The charge of this bridge was placed in the Massachusetts Highway Commis- 
sion, and the same made a State highway by the provisions of chapter 716, Acts 
of 1912, which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair 
for travel, of operating the draw and of maintaining the bridge shall be paid by 
the Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1925, was 169. 
In 1924 the number was 228; in 1923, 288; and in 1922, 276. 

The total expenditures during the year ending Nov. 30, 1925, were $5,578.02. 

The total expenditures from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1925, inclusive, were $115,976.60. 



P.D. 54. 27 

Bridge over Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset. 

The charge of this bridge was placed in the Massachusetts Highway Commis- 
sion, and the same made a State highway by the provisions of chapter 717, Acts 
of 1912, which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair 
for travel, and of operating the draw and maintaining the bridge shall be paid by 
the Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1925, was 2,406. 
In 1924 the number was 2,948; in 1923, 2,258; and in 1922, 2,083. 

The total expenditures during the year ending Nov. 30, 1925, were $31,599.53. 

The total expenditures from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1925, inclusive, were $246,770.19. 



CONSTRUCTION OF TOWN AND COUNTY WAYS. 

(Section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as revised by section 1, chapter 112, Acts 

of 1921.) 

During the year the Division has contracted for work to be done in the towns 
named in the following table, which also shows the type of road, the length con- 
tracted for, and the allotments or contributions by the State, towns and counties : — 



Counties and Towns. 



Barnstable County. 
Barnstable 
Harwich . 
Mashpee . 
Sandwich . 



Berkshire County 
Alford 
Clarksburg 
Egremont 
Florida 
Hancock . 
Mount Washington 
New Marlborough 
New Marlborough 
New Marlborough 
Otis 
Otis 
Peru 

Richmond 
Savoy 
Sheffield . 
Stockbridge 
Tyringham 
Washington 
West Stockbridge 
West Stockbridge 
Williamstown . 
Windsor . 

Bristol County. 
Acushnet . 
Berkley 
Berkley 
Dighton . 
Dighton . 
Easton 
Fairhaven 
Freetown . 
Rehoboth 
Seekonk . 
Swansea . 
Westport . 

Dukes County. 
Tisbury 

Essex County. 
Amesbury 
Andover . 
Boxford . 
Danvers . 
Essex 

Georgetown 
Groveland 
Hamilton 
Ipswich 



Contributions. 



State. 

$10,000 00 

8,000 00 

41,000 00 

5,000 00 



500 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

500 00 

3,000 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 

500 00 

2,000 00 

15,000 00 

500 00 

20,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

22,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 



5,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,500 00 
500 00 
5,000 00 

10,000 00 
6,000 00 
5,000 00 
5,500 00 

10,000 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 



Town. 

$10,000 00 
8,000 00 

5,000 00 



500 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

2,000 00 

700 00 

500 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

10,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

18,000 00 

2,000 00 

4,000 00 

1,000 00 



5,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,500 00 
500 00 
7,500 00 

10,000 00 
6,000 00 
5,000 00 
5,500 00 

10,000 00 
2,000 00 
3,000 00 



5,000 00 
9,000 00 
2,000 00 

13,000 00 
2,500 00 
2,000 00 

20,500 00 
5,000 00 
4,000 00 



County. 

$10,000 00 
8,000 00 
8,000 00 
5,000 00 



500 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

500 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 

500 00 

5,000 00 
500 00 

1,000 00 
1,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

5,000 00 



6,000 00 
5,000 00 
5,500 00 
10,000 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 



Type of Road. 



Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 
Bituminous concrete 



Length 
con- 
tracted for 
(Feet). 

. 4,748 

5,638 

. 9,354 

. 2,600 



Gravel . . . . • . . 2,300 

Gravel 5,000 

Gravel 900 

Gravel 1,300 

Gravel 1,450 

Gravel 450 

Gravel 2,500 

Gravel 350 

Gravel 1,350 

Grading 5,700 

Gravel 450 

Gravel 550 

Gravel 600 

Gravel 3,400 

Gravel ...... 500 

Bituminous macadam . . . 4,000 

Gravel 1,200 

Gravel 700 

Bituminous macadam . . . 5,500 

Gravel 1,450 

Gravel 1,450 

Gravel 1,200 



Bituminous 

Gravel 

Repairs and 

Waterbound 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Waterbound 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 



macadam 

oiling . 

macadam 
macadam 
macadam 
macadam 
macadam 

macadam 
macadam 
macadam 
macadam 



12,000 00 5,000 00 5,000 00 Bituminous concrete 



8,000 00 
9,000 00 
2,000 00 

13,000 00 
2,500 00 
2,000 00 

20,500 00 
5,000 00 
4,000 00 



5,000 00 

9,000 00 

2,000 00 

13,000 00 

2,000 00 

20,500 00 

5,000 00 

4,000 00 



Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Gravel 

Bituminous 

Repairs and 

Gravel 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Gravel . 



macadam 
macadam 

macadam 
oiling 

macadam 
macadam 



2,000 

1,200 

33,205 

350 
2,033 
2,700 
2,350 
1,700 
3,336 
3,600 

810 
1,380 



7,707 



2,050 
3,600 
3,850 
3,410 
25,660 
3,100 
9,715 
3,000 
600 



28 



P.D. 54. 



Counties and Towns 


Contributions. 




Type of Road. 






Length 
Con- 
tracted for 


State. 


Town. 


County. 


(Feet). 


Essex County — Con. 








Merrimac .... $6,000 00 


$6,000 00 


$6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . . . 1.960 


Methuen . 




10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 






. 4,030 


Newbury . 




. 2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 






3,700 


North Andover 




. 3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 






1,485 


Rockport . 




10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 






4,006 


Rowley 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00- 


Gravel 






2,000 


Swampscott 




12,000 00 


24,000 00 


12,000 00 


Reinforced cement concrete 




2,575 


West Newbury 




5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel .... 




. 5,000 


Franklin County. 








Ashfield .... 2,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 2.200 


Ashfield 






. 4,500 00 


4,500 00 


- 


Gravel 












3,500 


Buckland 






5,000 00 


4,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 












3,200 


Charlemont 






1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 












850 


Colrain 






. 2,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 












. 3,280 


Colrain 






500 00 


500 00 


- 


Repairs 












. 40,656 


Conway . 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 












2,500 


Gill . 






18,000 00 


1,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 












3,800 


Hawley 






1,500 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 












1,600 


Leverett . 






1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 












1,800 


Leyden 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 












1,500 


New Salem 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 












. 3,000 


Orange 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 












. 2,413 


Rowe 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 












1,700 


Shelburne 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


- 


Gravel 












. 1,500 


Shelburne 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 












2,200- 


Shutesbury 






800 00 


400 00 


400 00 


Gravel 












1,582 


Sunderland 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 












900 


Warwick . 






1,000 00 


800 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 












. 1,100 


Warwick . 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 












850 


Wendell . 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 












800 


Whately . 






5,000 00 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 






2,400 


Hampden County. 








Blandford . . . 5,000 00 


1,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 3.000 


Brim field . 




200 00 


200 00 


200 00 


Gravel . 






250 


Chester 




3,000 00 


1,500 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel . 






3,550 


East Longmeadow 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 






3,400 


East Longmeadow 




2,000 00 


looo oo 


2,000 00 


Gravel 






3,000 


East Longmeadow 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 






2,875 


Granville . 




4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 






1,666 


Hampden 






6,000 00 


3,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 






4,000 


Ludlow 






5,000 00 


10,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 






10,200 


Montgomery 






1,000 00 


300 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 






700 


Southwick 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel . 






2,150 


Southwick 






1,000 00 


3,000 00 


- 


Bridge abutment . 








Tolland . 






. 2,000 00 


1,500 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 






1,900 


Westfield . 






20,000 00 


10,000 00 


11,250 00 


Bituminous macadam 






4,345 


West Springfield 




26,»00 00 


20,000 00 


26,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 






5,300 


West Springfield 




61,600 00 


5,600 00 


33,550 00 


Bridge and approaches 






1,250 


Wilcraham 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 






828 


Hampshire County. 








Belchertown . . 105,000 00 


- 


35,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . . . 15.122 


Belchertown 






60,000 00 


- 


20,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 






11,497 


Chesterfield 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel . . 






600 


Chesterfield 






4,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 






2,000 


Enfield . 






6,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 






1,014 


Goshen 






1,500 00 


1,000 00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 






1,200 


Greenwich 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 






1.800 


Hatfield . 






. 3.4C0 00 


2,400 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam . 






1,700 


Huntington 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 






1,050 


Pelham 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 






1,400 


Plainfield . 






6,000 00 


500 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel .... 






1,500 


Prescott . 






1,000 00 


400 00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 






600 


Middlesex County. 








Acton . . . .2,100 00 


2,100 00 


2,100 00 


Gravel 2,000 


Acton 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel ..... 




2,800 


Arlington . 






15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Reinforced cement concrete . 




5,425 


Ashby 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling . 




18,480 


Bedford . 






1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Bituminous macadam . 




810 


Bedford . 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 




2,400 


Billerica . 






50,000 00 


25,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam . 




8,200 


Billerica . 






17,000 00 


8,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam . 




4,400 


Boxborough 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 




20,064 


Boxborough 






1,200 00 


600 00 


1,200 00 


Gravel ..... 




1,821 


Burlington 






2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel ..... 




3,500 


Burlington 






1,600 00 


1,600 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 




26,400 


Carlisle 






1,000 00 


1.000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel ..... 




2,400 


Concord . 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 




2,640 


Dracut 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 




5,207 


Dunstable 






1,750 00 


1,750 00 


1,750 00 


Repairs and oiling . 




36,432 


Groton 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel . 












1,700 



P.D. 54. 



COUNTI-ES AND TOWNS 



State. 



Contributions. 

Town. County. 



Type of Road. 



Middlesex Cc 


>unty 


-C< 


Dn. 








Holliston . 


$2,700 00 


$2,700 00 


Gravel 


Hopkinton 






4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Lincoln 






7,500 00 


7,500 00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Littleton . 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


Littleton . 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel . 


Maynard . 






14,000 00 


14,000 00 


14,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Natick 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Gravel 


North Reading 






1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


Repairs and oiling 


Pepperell . 






1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


Repairs and oiling . 


Pepperell . 






1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500' 00 


Gravel . 


Sherborn . 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel . 


Sudbury . 






3,008 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel . 


Sudbury . 






2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Repairs and oiling . 


Tyngsborough . 






2,400 00 


2,400 00 


2,400 00 


Gravel . 


Tyngsborough . 






700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


Repairs and oiling 


Tyngsborough . 






900 00 


- 


900 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Wakefield . . 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Wayland . 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Wayland . 






3,000 00 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


Repairs and oiling . 


Westford . 






4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Repairs and oiling . 


Weston 






6,300 00 


6,300 00 


6,300 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Wilmington 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Wilmington 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repair* and oiling . 


Nantucket County. 








Nantucket . . . 15,000 00 


15,000 00 


- 


Bituminous concrete 


Norfolk County. 








Avon 


. 3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Bellingham 






7,000 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


Bellingham 






10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


Canton 






8,333 00 


8,333 00 


8,333 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Dedham . 






12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Dover 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Foxborough 






1,600 00 


1,600 00 


1,600 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Franklin . 






6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Gravel . 


Holbrook . 






5,500 00 


5,500 00 


5,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Medfield . 






8,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Medfield . 






1,800 00 


1,800 00 


1,800 00 


Gravel . 


Medway . 






4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Gravel . 


Medway . 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


Millie 






10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Millis 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


Needham 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Norfolk 






6,000 00 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


Gravel 


Norfolk . 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


Randolph 






3,333 00 


3,333 00 


3,333 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Sharon 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Stoughton 






15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Walpole 






4,000 00 


8,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


Walpole 






6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Westwood 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Westwood 






2,100 00 


2,100 00 


2,100 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Plymouth County. 








Carver . . . . 2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Bituminous concrete 


Carver 




. 4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


Duxbury . 




5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


East Bridgewater 




10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


East Bridgewater 




8,000 00 


4,000 00 


- 


Bituminous concrete 


East Bridgewater 




6,000 00 


- 


3,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


Halifax 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


Hanson 






2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Kingston . 






6,350 00 


6,350 00 


6,350 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Lakeville . 






7,500 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Middleborough 






4,000 00 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


Norwell 






2,000 00 


500 00 


1,500 00 


Waterbound macadam 


Pembroke 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


Plympton 






1,300 00 


1,300 00 


1,300 00 


Bituminous concrete 


Rochester 






1,000 00 


500 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling . 


Rockland . 






. 7,500 00 


7,500 00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


West Bridgewater 




. 7,000 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


Whitman . 




. 4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Worcester County. 








Ashburnham . . . 12,500 00 


7,500 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Barre 






8,000 00 


5,000 00 


8,000 00 


Gravel 


Berlin 






5,000 00 


3,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Blackstone 






3,500 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


Gravel 


Bolton 






1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling . 


Boylston . 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling . 


Boylston . 






. 18,000 00 


6,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Brookfield 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel . 


Dana . 






. 2,500 00 


1,000 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel . 



29 

Length 
Con- 
tracted for 
(Feet). 

4,000 
2,000 
4,000 

29,040 
3,000 
5,650 
7,700 

48,840 

20,550 
1,800 
4,000 
6,600 

62,304 
4,700 

23,760 

200 

5,000 

5,600 

51,744 

45,900 
1,700 
1,200 

18,350 



6,438 



1,874 
2,092 

25,800 
2,350 
5,150 
3,486 
375 
5,800 
2,331 
2,484 
1,250 
2,650 

18,480 
3,250 
3,728 
5,000 
5,061 

21,648 
989 
2,800 
7,150 
2,350 
1,978 
5,432 
800 



2/00 
6,200 
5,300 
5,703 
4,040 
2,295 
3,950 
1,727 
6,700 
3,591 

11,200 

768 

5,350 

810 

10,800 
4,000 
3,500 
1,400 



3,950 
2,900 
4,100 
5,400 
11,700 
38,016 
5,900 
1,300 
4,050 



30 



Counties and Towns. 



Contributions. 



Type of Road. 



Worcester Cou)}ty 
Dudley- 
Grafton . 
Harvard . 
Hubbardston . 
Leicester . 
Lunenburg 
Lunenburg 
Mendon 
Millville . 
New Braintree .. 
Northborough . 
Northbridge 
Paxton 
Petersham 
Phillipston 
Princeton . 
Royalston 
Rutland . 
Rutland . 
Sterling . 
Southborough . 
Sutton 
Uxbridge . 
West borough 
West Boylston . 
West Brookfield 
Westminster 
Winchendon 



— Con. 



State. 



Town. County. 



P.D. 54. 

Length 
Con- 
tracted for 
(Feet). 



$800 00 

25.000 00 

10,000 00 

9,500 00 

3,000 00 

20,000 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

7,000 00 

12,000 00 

5,000 00 

25,000 00 

7,000 00 

3,000 00 

3,000 00 

8,000 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

4,000 00 

4,000 00 

5,000 00 

9,500 00 

8,500 00 

10,000 00 

1,250 00 

2,000 00 

6,000 00 

5,000 00 



$S00 00 

10,000 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 
7,000 00 

500 00 
7,000 00 
3,500 00 
5,000 00 
25.000 00 
5,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 
4,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
10,000 00 
4,000 00 
6,500 00 
10,000 00 
1,250 00 

250 00 
4,000 00 
5,000 00 



§20.000 00 

10,000 00 

4,500 00 

3.000 00 

20,000 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

7,000 00 
5,000 00 
15,000 00 
5,000 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
8,000 00 
1,000 00 
500 00 
4,000 00 
4,000 00 
5,000 00 
6.500 00 
7.000 00 
4,000 00 
1.250 00 
1,250 00 
6,000 00 
5,000 00 



Repairs and oiling . 

Reinforced cement concrete 

Bituminous macadam ^and bridge 

Gravel and repairs 

Bridge and approaches 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel . 

Gravel . 

Reinforced cement concrete 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bridge and approaches 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel (and bridge) 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 



13,522 
3,652 
2,351 

24,816 

270 

7,000 

3,696 

1,500 

1,944 

4,389 

1,890 

1,850 

4,650 

2,800 

2,900 

5,150 

800 

500 

2^,575 
1.230 
3,275 
4,184 
5,125 
4,000 
1,500 

22,470 
5,000 
2,500 



The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — 

Barnstable, $68,636.76 Hampshire, $205,758.35 

Berkshire, SI 17,944.02 Middlesex, $204,633.06 

Bristol, $56,971.53 Nantucket, $12,419.65 

Dukes, 815,098.72 Norfolk, $155,790.76 . 

Essex, $113,199.56 ' Plymouth, $96,583.97 

Franklin, $80,758.63 Worcester, $234,568.66 

Hampden, $148,780.88 Total, $1,511,144.55 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County.— Barnstable, $10,263.57; Chatham, $346.05; Harwich, 
$9,132.72; Mashpee, $44,999.60; Sandwich, $3,894.82. 

Berkshire County.— Alford, $559.80; Becket, $154.13; Clarksburg, $559.80; 
Egremont, $1,119.59; Florida, $2,239.18; Hancock, $7,316.60; Hinsdale, $2,636.51; 
Lanesborough, $4,479.81; Monterey, $7,290.07; Mount Washington, $559.80; 
New Marlborough, $5,037.36; Otis, $8,487.09; Peru, $7,974.25; Richmond, 
$2,238.97; Savov, $12,625.54; Sheffield, $559.80; Stockbridge, $22,198.09; 
Tvringham, SI, 1 19.59; Washington, $1,119.59; West Stockbridge, $26,309.68; 
Williamstown, 82,239.18; Windsor, $1,119.59. 

Bristol County — Acushnet, $5,597.95; Berkley, $2,798.98; Dighton, $4,988.66; 
Easton, $10,562.96; Fairhaven, $6,717.55; Freetown, $5,781.50; Rehoboth, 
$5,750.52; Seekonk, $10,295.05; Swansea, $1,119.59; Westport, $3,358.77. 

Dukes County.— Tisbury, $13,217.38; West Tisbury, $1,881.34. 

Essex County.— Amesbury, $3,825.14; Andover, $9,238.79; Boxford, $2,239.18; 
Danvers, $10,998.28; Essex, $2,798.98; Georgetown, $2,239.18; Groveland, 
$22,864.89; Hamilton, $4,484.10: Ipswich, $3,955.51; Merrimac, $5,944.93; 
Methuen, $11,195.91; Newburv, $2,239.18; North Andover, $2,991.23; Rockport, 
$8,036.18; Rowley, $1,119.59; Saugus, $710.85; Swampscott, $12,719.69; West 
Newburv, 85,597.95. 

Franklin County — Ashfield, $8,489.36; Buckland, $5,597.95; Charlemont, 
$1,119.55; Colrain, $3,358.77; Conway, $2,239.18; Gill, $17,151.31; Hawley 
$1,679.39: Leverett, $1,118.70; Leyden, $1,119.59; New Salem, $2,239.18 
Orange, $2,205.92: Rowe, $2,239.18; Shelburne, $4,478.36; Shutesbury, $895.67 
Sunderland, Sl,li9.59; Warwick, $18,989.39; Wendell, $1,119.59; WTiately, 

$5,597.95. 

Hampden County.— Blandford, $5,597.95; Brimfield, $199.59; Chester, $3,- 
358.77; East Longmeadow, $7,837.14; Granville, $4,478.36; Hampden, $6,717.55; 



P.D. 54. 31 

Ludlow, S5.5S3.11; Montgomery, SI, 119.59; Southwick, S2.563.93; Tolland, 
$2,239.18; West Springfield, $73,781.65; Westfield, §2,192.24; Wilbraham, 
$33,111.82. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $12,705.91; Belchertown, 8157,345.24; Chester- 
field, S5.S07.65; Cummington, S213.94; Enfield, S6,717.55; Goshen, Sl,967.05; 
Greenwich. $1,119.55; | Hatfield, S3,506.97; Huntington, 82,239.18; Middlefield, 
$5,624.25; Pelham, Sl.393.76; Plainfield, S364.27; Prescott, $1,119.11; Williams- 
burg, S2SS.96; Worthington, 85.344.96. 

Middlesex County.— Acton, 84.590.32; Arlington, S14,573.1S; Ashby, $1,- 
119.59; Ashland, 8559.80; Bedford, 87,148.08; Billerica, 849,724.66; Boxborough, 
$1,903.30; Burlington, 84.988.45; Carlisle. 81,119.59; Concord, 85,597.95; Dra- 
cut, 88,531.55; Dunstable. 81,959.28; Groton, 82,239.18; Holliston, 83,022.90; 
Hopkinton, 84,478.36; Lincoln, 88,396.93; Littleton, 83,358.77; Mavnard, 
S15,65S.47; Xatick, 811,016.77; Xorth Reading, 81,343.51; Pepperell, 82,949.00; 
Sherborn, 82,239.18; Sudburv, 85,597.95; Townsend, 8163.47; Tvngsborough, 
$4,478.36; Wakefield, S10,371.16; Wavland, $13,853.91; Westford, $4,478.36; 
Weston, S6,381.02; Wilmington, 82,790.01. 

Nantucket County. — Xantucket, 812,419.65. 

Norfolk County.— Axon, 83,298.89; Bellingham, 815,855.91; Canton, 88,325.33; 
Dedham, 810,654.03; Dover, 84,597.29; Foxborough, 83,413.01; Franklin, 86,- 
717.55: Holbrook. 85,513.91; Medfield, 810,894.44; Medwav, 86,157.75; Millis, 
$14,596.65: Xeedham, 811,195.91; Xorfolk, 86,080.58; Randolph, $5,259.92; 
Sharon, S6. 195.33; Stoughton, $17,143.65; Walpole, 810,307.95; Westwood, 
$9,582.66. 

Plymouth County. — Carver, 87.090.74; Duxburv, 85,597.95; East Bridgewater, 
$26,040.62; Halifax. S3,477.12; Hanson, 82,442.97; Kingston, $6,994.64; Lake- 
vffle, S10.609.04; Middleborough, 86.603.83; Xorwell, 81,814.72; Pembroke, 
85,597.95; Plymouth, 8773.43; Plvmpton, 81,614.94; Rochester, $1,119.60; 
Rockland, SS,395.43; West Bridgewater, 84,052.88; Whitman, 84,358.11. 

Worcester County .— Ashburnham, 87,604.31; Barre, 88,029.49; Berlin, 85,569.94; 
Bolton, Sl.050.76; Bovlston, 81S.244.02; Brookfield, 8559.80; Dana, S2,798.9S; 
Dudlev, SS39.69; Grafton, 822,399.52; Harvard, 87,401.69; Hubbardston, $10,- 
299.59; Leicester, $3,279.34; Lunenburg, 818,973.89; Mendon, SI, 119.59; Mil- 
ford, 8828.02; Millville, 87,157.57; X'ew Braintree, 813,435.09; Xorthborough, 
$5,086.96; Xorthbridge. 817,958.77; Oxford, 82,239.18; Paxton, 87,279.35; Peter- 
sham, S3,358.77; Phillipston, $3,269.88; Princeton, 88,928.74; Royalston, $1,- 
119.59; Rutland, 85,038.16; Southborough. $4,592.91; Sterling, $4,450.37; 
Sutton, SS. 218.97; Uxbridge, 88,939.11; West Bovlston, 81,399.49; West Brook- 
field, $1,814.02; Westborough, $10,115.18; Westminster, S6,689.56; Winchendon, 
$4,478.36. 



REPAIR AXD IMPROYEMEXT OF PUBLIC WAYS, EXCLUSIYE OF 
STATE HIGHWAYS, IX CERTAIX TOWXS. 

(Sections 26 to 29 and 31 of chapter 81, General Laws, as amended with reference 
to section 26 by section 1 of chapter 120, Acts of 1921, and by chapter 281, 
Acts of 1922). 

During the year the Division has contracted for work to be done in the towns 
named in the following table, which also shows the allotments or contributions 
by the State and towns : — 

Miles 

Counties and Towns. 
Barnstable County: 
Brewster 
Dennis 
Eastham 
Harwich 
Mashpee 
Sandwich . 



of 


Allotments. 


Road. 


State. 


Town. 


39 


$2,925 00 


$3,900 00 


79 


5,925 00 


5,925 00 


39 


2,925 00 


1,950 00 


74 


5,550 00 


7,400 00 


27 


2,025 00 


2,025 00 


66 


4,950 00 


4,950 00 



32 



P.D. 54. 





Miles 








of 


Allotments. 


Counties and Towns. 


Road. 


State. 


Town. 


Barnstable County — Concluded. 








Truro 


27 


$2,025 00 


$2,025 00 


Wellfleet 


35 


2,625 00 


3,500 00 


Yarmouth 


60 


4,500 00 


7,500 00 


Berkshire County: 








Alford 


. - 20 


1,500 00 


800 00 


Becket 


60 


4,500 00 


3.000 00 


Cheshire 


42 


3,150 00 


4,200 00 


Egremont 


31 


2,325 00 


3,100 00 


Florida 


42 


3,150 00 


4,200 00 


Hancock 


30 


2,250 00 


1,500 00 


Hinsdale 


. . . 37 


2,775 00 


2,775 00 


Lanesborough .... 


39 


2,925 00 


2,925 00 


Monterey 


52 


3,900 00 


2,080 00 


Mount Washington . 


20 


1,500 00 


800 00 


New Ashford .... 


9 


675 00 


360 00 


New Marlborough 


85 


6,375 00 


4,250 00 


Otis 


53 


3,975 00 


1,325 00 


Peru 


37 


2,775 00 


555 00 


Richmond 


36 


2,700 00 


1,800 00 


Sandisfield 


84 


6,300 00 


1,260 00 


Savoy .'..... 


56 


4,200 00 


. 840 00 


Sheffield 


77 


5,775 00 


5,775 00 


Tyringham .... 


25 


1,875 00 


1,875 00 


Washington .... 


51 


3,825 00 


765 00 


West Stockbridge . , . 


38 


2,850 00 


2,850 00 


Windsor 


66 


4,950 00 


990 00 


Bristol County: 








Berkley 


42 


3,150 00 


2,100 00 


Freetown 


47 


3,525 00 


4,700 00 


Norton 


57 


4,275 00 


7,125 00 


Raynham 


44 


3,300 00 


4,400 00 


Rehoboth 


106 


7,950 00 


5,300 00 


Swansea 


46 


3,450 00 


6,900 00 


Dukes County: 








Edgartown . . ' . 


. . 39 


2,925 00 


5,850 00 


Essex County: 








Boxford 


51 


3,825 00 


3,825 00 


Georgetown .... 


34 


2,550 00 


4,250 00 


Groveland 


30 


2,250 00 


4,500 00 


Merrimac 


30 


2,250 00 


5,250 00 


Middleton 


28 


2,100 00 


3,500 00 


Rowley 


30 


2,250 00 


3,750 00 


West Newbury .... 


. . . 37 


2,775 00 


3,700 00 


Franklin County: 








Ashfleld 


82 


6,150 00 


3,280 00 


Bernardston .... 


41 


3,075 00 


2,050 00 


Buckland 


45 


3,375 00 


6,750 00 


Charlemont . . . . 


50 


3,750 00 


2,500 00 


Colrain 


. . . 87 


6,525 00 


6,525 00 


Conway 


. . . 76 


5,700 00 


3,040 00 


Gill 


36 


2,700 00 


2,700 00 


Hawley 


49 


3,675 00 


735-00 


Heath 


54 


4,050 00 


1,350 00 


Leverett 


38 


2,850 00 


1,520 00 


Leyden 


41 


3,075 00 


1,025 00 


Monroe 


18 


1,350 00 


1,800 00 



P.D. 54. 



Counties and Towns. 
Franklin County — Concluded 

New Salem 

Northfield . 

Howe . 

Shutesbury 

Sunderland 

Warwick 

Wendell . 

Whately . 
Hampden County 

Blandford . 

Brimfield 

Chester 

East Longmeadow 

Granville 

Hampden . 

Holland 

Monson 

Montgomery 

Southwick . 

Tolland 

Wales . 

Wilbraham 
Hampshire County 

Belchertown 
Chesterfield 
Cummington 
Enfield ' . 
Goshen 
Granby 
Greenwich . 
Huntington 
Middlefield 
Pelham 
Plainfield . 
Prescott 
Southampton 
Westhampton 
Williamsburg 
Worthington 
Middlesex County 
Acton . 
Ashby . 
Ashland 
Boxborough 
Burlington 
Carlisle 
Dunstable 
Holliston 
Hopkinton 
Lincoln 
Littleton 
Sherborn 
Shirley 
Stow . 
Townsend 
Tyngsborough 
Wilmington 



Miles 

of 
Road. 

64 
72 
41 
40 
34 
56 
47 
41 

83 

60 

66 

32 

75 

34 

30 

110 

28 

50 

42 

25 

42 

112 

58 

49 

37 

28 

46 

39 

39 

36 

40 

48 

39 

62 

48 

42 

73 

57 

57 

39 

23 

37 

44 

38 

49 

66 

40 

42 

42 

45 

45 

66 

41 

43 



33 



Allotments. 
State. Town. 



$4,800 00 
5,400 00 
3,075 00 
3,000 00 
2,550 00 
4,200 00 
3,525 00 
3,075 00 

6,225 00 

4,500 00 

4,950 00 

2,400 00 

5,625 00 

2,550 

2,250 

8,250 

2,100 

3,750 

3,150 

1,875 

3,150 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



8,400 

4,350 

3,675 

2,775 

2,100 

3,450 

2,925 

2,925 

2,700 00 

3,000 00 

3,600 00 

2,925 

4,650 

3,600 

3,150 

5,475 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



4,275 

4,275 

2,925 

1,725 

2,775 

3,300 

2,850 

3,675 

4,950 

3,000 

3,150 

3,150 00 

3,375 00 

3,375 

4,950 

3,075 

3,225 



00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 



SI, 600 00 
5,400 00 
1,025 00 
1,600 00 
3,400 00 
2,240 00 
3,525 00 
3,075 00 



3,320 
3,000 
3,300 
5,600 
3,000 
1,700 

450 
8,250 

700 00 
5,000 00 
1,050 00 
1,250 00 
7,350 00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



4,480 00 

1,450 00 

1,225 

2,775 

1,120 

3,450 

1,950 

3,900 

900 
2,000 

720 

975 
2,480 
1,200 
4,200 
1,825 



00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 



00 
00 
00 
00 



7,125 

4,275 

6,825 

1,150 

4,625 

1,760 

1,900 

7,350 

6,600 

6,000 00 

5,250 00 

5,250 

6,750 

4,500 

6,600 

3,075 

7,525 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



34 



RD. 54. 



Counties and Towns 
Norfolk County: 

Bellingham 

Medway 

Norfolk 

Plainville . 

Wrentham . 
Plymouth County: 

Carver 

Halifax 

Lakeville 

Norwell 

Pembroke . 

Plympton . 

Rochester . 

West Bridgewater 
Worcester County: 

Ashburnham 

Berlin . 

Bolton 

Boylston 

Brookfield . 

Charlton 

Dana . 

Douglas 

East Brookfield 

Harvard 

Holden 

Hubbardston 

Lunenburg . 

Mendon 

New Braintree 

Northborough 

Oakham 

Oxford 

Paxton 

Petersham 

Phillipston 

Princeton 

Royalston 

Rutland 

Sterling 

Sturbridge 

Sutton 

Upton . 

West Boylston 

West Brookfield 

Westminster 

The expenditures during the year in various counties were : — 

Barnstable, $39,287.15 Hampden, $54,687.22 

Berkshire, $78,759.54 Hampshire, $70,681.74 

Bristol, 828,901.28 Middlesex, $63,098.15 

Dukes, $3,442.00 Norfolk, $17,577.41 

Essex, $30,622.99 Plymouth, $28,899.90 

Franklin, $88,115.65 Worcester, $148,319.62 

Total, $652,392.65 



Miles 






of 


Allotments. 


Road. 


State. 


Town. 


42 


$3,150 00 


$5,250 00 


44 


3,300 00 


7,700 00 


41 


3,075 00 


4,100 00 


34 


2,550 00 


5,100 00 


47 


3,525 00 


5,875 00 


67 


5,025 00 


6,700 00 


32 


2,400 00 


3,200 00 


45 


3,375 00 


4,500 00 


47 


3,525 00 


4,700 00 


47 


3,525 00 


4,700 00 


30 


2,250 00 


2,250 00 


48 


3,600 00 


3,600 00 


39 


2,925 00 


5,850 00 


77 


5,775 00 


5,775 00 


39 


2,925 00 


2,925 00 


53 


3,975 00 


2,650 00 


40 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


36 


2,700 00 


3,600 00 


110 


8,250 00 


5,500 00 


45 


3,375 00 


1,800 00 


70 


5,250 00 


7,000 00 


19 


1,425 00 


2,375 00 


56 


4,200 00 


5,600 00 


77 


5,775 00 


7,700 00 


75 


5,625 00 


3,750 00 


65 


4,875 00 


4,875 00 


36 


2,700 00 


2,700 00 


49 


3,675 00 


1,960 00 


47 


3,525 00 


5,875 00 


45 


3,375 00 


1,800 00 


75 


5,625 00 


7,500 00 


30 


2,250 00 


2,250 00 


71 


5,325 00 


5,325 00 


41 


3,075 00 


1,640 00 


72 


5,400 00 


3,600 00 


67 


5,025 00 


3,350 00 


68 


5,100 00 


3,400 00 


72 


5,400 00 


5,400 00 


• 79 


5,925 00 


3,950 00 


85 


6,375 00 


6,375 00 


60 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


35 


2,625 00 


3,500 00 


53 


3,975 00 


3,975 00 


77 


5,775 00 


3,850 00 



P.D. 54. 35 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Brewster, $3,549.84; Dennis, $7,492.92; Eastham, $3,- 
316.42; Harwich, $6,262.65; Mashpee, $2,257.30; Sandwich, $5,999.97; Truro, 
$2,565.16; Wellfleet, $2,941.48; Yarmouth, $4,901.41. 

Berkshire Co unty. — Alford, $1,058.96; Becket, $3,496.00; Cheshire, $3,144.92; 
Egremont, $2,650.93; Florida, $3,882.38; Hancock, $2,536.32; Hinsdale, $3,- 
100.62; Lanesborough, $3,513.51; Monterey, $3,469.35; Mount Washington, 
$1,974.17; New Ashford, $476.73; New Marlborough, $7,297.85; Otis, $3,986.30; 
Peru, $2,726.77; Richmond, $2,822.00; Sandisfield, $7,209.70; Savoy, $5,795.75; 
Sheffield, $4,563.72; Tyringham, $1,939.65;' Washington, $3,960.30; West Stock- 
bridge, $3,209.83; Windsor, $5,943.78. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $3,549.28; Freetown, $3,971.81; Norton, $4,816.88; 
Raynham, $3,718.29; Rehoboth, $8,957.71; Swansea, $3,887.31. 

Dukes County. — Edgartown, $3,442.00. 

Essex County. — Boxford, $5,244.10; Georgetown, $5,746.45; Groveland, 
$2,861.96; Merrimac, $5,070.40; Middleton, $4,717.58; Rowley, $2,535.20; West 
Newbury, $4,447.30. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $7,295.74; Bernardston, $3,508.05; Buckland, 
$3,802.77; Charlemont, $4,647.87; Colrain, $7,397.99; Conway, $6,450.68; Gill, 
$3,267.10; Hawlev, $4,140.83; Heath, $5,408.43; Leverett, $3,211.25; Leyden, 
$3,549.28; Monroe, $1,605.63; New Salem, $5,436.36; Northfield, $6,338.00; 
Rowe, $3,464.77; Shutesbury, $3,436.60: Sunderland, $2,873.23; Warwick, 
$4,872.65; Wendell, $4,112.66; Whately, $3,295.76. 

Hampden County. — Blandford, $6,383.98; Brimfield, $4,928.11; Chester, 
$4,202.29; East Longmeadow, $2,787.03; Granville, $6,884.97; Hampden, $3,- 
070.05; Holland, $2,535.20; Monson, $7,611.75; Montgomery, $2,366.19; South- 
wick, $4,309.84; Tolland, $3,562.62; Wales, $2,129.71; Wilbraham, $3,915.48. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $10,281.64; Chesterfield, $5,211.24; Cum- 
mington, $4,104.83; Enfield, $3,549.28; Goshen, $2,422.52; Granby, $4,366.18; 
Greenwich, $3,547.33; Huntington, $3,251.02; Middlefield, $2,734.05; Pelham, 
$3,746.46; Plainfield, $4,056.32; Prescott, $3,464.22; Southampton, $5,632.58; 
Westhampton, $4,394.35; Williamsburg, $3,661.96; Worthington, $6,221.76. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $4,366.18; Ashby, $4,704.20; Ashland, $3,323.92; 
Boxborough, $1,887.32; Burlington, $3,042.24; Carlisle, $3,690.12; Dunstable, 
$2,197.17; Holliston, $4,140.82; Hopkinton, $5,577.44; Lincoln, $3,408.44; Little- 
ton, $3,436.60; North Reading, $112.67; Sherborn, $3,661.86; Shirley, $3,718.29; 
Stow, $3,802.79; Townsend, $5,492.93; Tyngsborough, $3,408.44; Wilmington, 
$3,126.72. 

Norfolk County. — Bellingham, $3,549.28; Medway, $3,718.29; Norfolk, $3,- 
464.80; Plainville, $2,873.23; Wrentham, $3,971.81. * 

Plymouth County. — Carver, $5,649.68; Halifax, $2,752.51; Lakeville, $3,792.05; 
Norwell, $3,853.53; Pembroke, $2,968.64; Plympton, $2,554.16; Rochester, 
$4,225.29; West Bridgewater, $3,104.04. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $6,321.50; Berlin, $2,946.72; Bolton, 
$4,478.85; Boylston, $3,380.27; Brookfield, $2,167.30; Charlton, $8,686.60; 
Dana, $3,815.28; Douglas, $5,823.07; East Brookfield, $1,535.07; Harvard, 
$4,732.37; Holden, $6,166.61; Hubbardston, $5,670.59; Lunenburg, $5,440.79; 
Mendon, $2,755.06; New Braintree, $4,086.69; Northborough, $3,971.81; Oak- 
ham, $3,814.52; Oxford, $6,112.78; Paxton, $2,064.59; Petersham, $5,999.97; 
Phillipston, $3,203.83; Princeton, $6,084.48; Royalston, $5,661.94; Rutland, 
$5,263.16; Sterling, $6,033.62; Sturbridge, $6,193.11; Sutton, $6,697.16; Upton, 
$5,238.94; West Boylston, $2,699.01; West Brookfield, $4,766.92; Westminster, 
$6,507.01. 

CONTRACTS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 
IN ANTICIPATION OF AN APPROPRIATION. 

In Nov., 1925, preparations were made for advertising contracts under the pro- 
visions of section 27, chapter 29, General Laws, as amended by chapter 387, Acts 
of 1923, for work to be done in various localities, preliminary to the making of 
contracts involving the expenditure by the Commonwealth of not exceeding. 



36 P.D. 54. 

$1,161,250, this amount being twenty-five per cent of the appropriation of $4,- 
645,000 for the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1925. The making of these contracts 
as aforesaid was approved by the Governor and Council Nov. 4, 1925. 

REGULATION OF TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAYS DURING THE WINTER 

OF 1924-1925. 

As provided in section 30, chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by chapter 
526, Acts of 1922, the Division adopted on Feb. 17, 1925 regulations, and gave 
public notice thereof, providing that no person shall drive, operate or move any 
vehicle or object which with its load weighs more than ten thousand pounds over 
certain State highways during the season. These regulations were in effect in the 
following counties during the periods stated : — 

Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth Counties, February 23 to April 
18; Essex, Hampden, Middlesex and Worcester Counties, March 2 to April 25; 
Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire Counties, March 9 to May 2. 

RULES AND REGULATIONS DETERMINING WEIGHT AND CARRYING 
CAPACITY OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 

In accordance with the provisions of section 33, chapter 90, General Laws, as 
amended by chapter 342, Acts of 1925, the following Rules and Regulations deter- 
mining the weight and carrying capacity of motor vehicles, trailers and semi- 
trailer units used for the transportation of goods, wares or merchandise were 
adopted by the Commissioner of Public Works on Sept. 30, 1925, to be in effect 
on and after Jan. 1, 1926, as follows: — 

"1. The weight and maximum carrying capacity of all such vehicles weighing 
4,000 pounds or less shall be fixed at 4,000 pounds. 

"2. For each 1,000 pounds' weight or fractional part thereof in excess of 4,000 
pounds the weight and maximum carrying capacity of all such vehicles shall be 
increased at the rate of 1,000 pounds, but the maximum weight and maximum 
carrying capacity of such vehicles shall not exceed 28,000 pounds. 

"The aforesaid weights and maximum carrying capacity shall mean the weight 
of such vehicles when loaded and full equipped for the road. 

"These Rules and Regulations shall not apply to motor trucks, motor busses, 
trailers and semi-trailer units owned by a city or town in the commonwealth and 
used solely for municipal business; or to motor busses not so owned but used 
exclusively under contract for the transportation of school children; or to electric 
motor trucks or electric commercial vehicles used for the transportation of goods, 
wares or merchandise; or to trucks, or trailers owned by or under the control of a 
manufacturer of or dealer in trucks or trailers. 

"The Commissioner of Public Works hereby reserves the right to alter, amend 
or revoke the foregoing Rules and Regulations." 

RULES AND REGULATIONS DETERMINING HORSE POW T ER OF 

MOTOR VEHICLES. 

In accordance with the provisions of section 2, chapter 90, General Laws, as 
amended by chapter 224, Acts of 1924, and after due notice and hearing, the 
following Rules and Regulations determining the horse power of every motor 
vehicle sought to be registered were adopted by the Division of Highways of the 
Department of Public Works on Oct. 27, 1925, to be in effect on and after Jan. 1, 
1926: — 

The following formula shall be used in determining the horse power of every 

automobile sought to be registered : — 

jj N x D 2 x S 
Horse power = — 

N = Number of cylinders, D = Bore or internal diameter in inches, 

S = Stroke in inches. 

The Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, hereby reserves the 
right to alter, amend or revoke the foregoing Rules and Regulations. 



P.D. 54. 37 

PERMITS TO COMMON CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS BY MOTOR 

VEHICLES. 

Chapter 280, Acts of 1925, amended chapter 159, General Laws, by inserting 
after section forty-eight, two new sections, 48A and 48B, relative to common 
carriers of passengers by motor vehicles. Under the provisions of section 48B no 
person shall operate a motor vehicle under a license granted under section 45 
unless he has also obtained from the Department of Public Utilities a certificate 
declaring that public convenience and necessity require such operation. Section 
48B provides as follows : — 

"No certificate shall be issued under section forty-eight A unless the application 
therefor shall have been submitted to the division of highways of the department 
of public works. If, upon such submission, it appears to the division that the 
route or routes therein specified include any public way connecting a city or town 
with a city or cities or with a town or towns, or any way or place subject to the 
jurisdiction, supervision or control of said division or of the commissioner of public 
works, such certificate shall not be issued until the applicant has obtained from 
the division a written permit stating that the division consents to the use of said 
way or place for the purpose set forth in such application, and any requirements, 
stipulations or conditions imposed by said division and contained in such permit, 
as to speed, weight, character or operation of any vehicle on or over any such way 
or place, shall be as effectual and binding upon the licensee and his agents or ser- 
vants as if contained in the license issued under section forty-five or in said certifi- 
cate, and shall be set out or referred to in said certificate. Any change or revision 
of such certificate by the department shall not affect the requirements, stipula- 
tions or conditions imposed by said division, which may, after notice and hearing, 
revoke such permit, and may, in like manner, amend, revise or supplement any 
such requirements, stipulations or conditions. In case the division finds that such 
permit is not necessary, it shall so certify on said application. Nothing contained 
in sections forty-five to forty-eight B, inclusive, shall lessen or affect the authority 
or powers of said division or of the registrar of motor vehicles under chapter ninety 
with respect to motor vehicles and the owners or operators thereof." 

In accordance with the provisions of sections 48 A and 48B, 184 permits were 
granted during the year by the Division of Highways. 

INTERSTATE HIGHWAY ROUTES AND SIGNS. 

The Joint Board on Interstate Highways, which was appointed in 1925 under 
the approval of the U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, consisted of representatives of 
State Highway Departments and of the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads. This 
State was represented by the Commissioner of Public Works. The Joint Board 
selected and recommended a comprehensive system of through interstate routes 
and types of warning, directional and information signs for use on all the Federal- 
aid system of highways throughout the United States, which were approved by the 
Secretary of Agriculture. This Department has adopted the recommendations 
made by the Joint Board for use in this State. It is believed that the uniformity 
in all highway signs and signals will not only promote greater safety on the high- 
ways but will reduce congestion by increasing the continuity of movement of 
traffic. 

THE REGULATION OF ADVERTISING SIGNS AND DEVICES WITHIN 

THE PUBLIC VIEW. 

(Sections 29-33, chapter 93, General Laws as amended.) 

In accordance with the provisions of sections 29 to 33, inclusive, of chapter 93, 
General Laws as amended by chapters 85, 327, 334 and 490, Acts of 1924, the 
Division of Highways was directed to make rules and regulations for the proper 
control of billboards and other advertising devices on public ways or on private 
property within the public view of any highway, public park or reservation, and 
on Jan. 24, 1924 the Division adopted new rules and regulations, superseding all 



38 P.D. 54. 

former issues, which were contained in the report for 1924, and have continued in 
force during the present year. 

Applications. Licenses and Per?nits. — Licenses were granted to 48 individuals 
and others to engage in the business of advertising in the Commonwealth by the 
use of outdoor signs. 

Of 561 applications received for permits for the erection of advertising signs, 
381 permits were granted: also 451 permits were granted for the maintenance of 
signs erected. Four applications for the erection of new signs were not approved, 
because the locations were in violation of the rules and regulations adopted Jan. 
24. 1924. and 2S applications were not approved for other reasons. A total of 
943 applications for permits were cancelled. 

A total of 1.47^ renewal applications were sent to those whose permits were to 
expire June 30, 1925. and of this number 1,252 were returned to the Division re- 
questing renewal; 134 requested that the permits be cancelled; and 19 returned 
applications were not approved, because the signs and locations did not conform 
to the rules and regulations. The number of renewal applications approved to 
be in force until June 30, 1926, was 1,052. The total number of permits in force 
Nov. 30. 1925. was 1,S39. 

Receipts and Expenditures. — The total receipts for the year ending Nov. 30, 
1925, were $10,348.71, and the expenditures for the same period were $6,771.44. 

Removal of Signs. — A large number of signs have been removed by the Division 
because they were located within the layouts of State highways. 

Acting in accordance with the provisions of chapter 490, Acts of 1924, notices 
were served upon owners of property and of signs to remove such signs erected 
since Aug. 20, 1920, in violation of the rules and regulations adopted by the Divi- 
sion, and in all instances such signs were removed. In addition, approximately 
140 signs have been removed by the owners of property or of signs after inspectors 
of the Division had explained that the signs were erected in violation of the law. 

One advertiser was prosecuted and convicted in court for displaying and main- 
taining a sign in violation of the law relating to advertising signs and devices within 
lie view. 

On June 19, 1925, a temporary injunction was granted the General Outdoor 
Advertising Company. Inc., and others as complainants enjoining and restraining 
the Commissioner-, constituting the Department of Public Work, Division of 
Highway-, for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and each of them, their 
agents, servants, representatives and attorneys, until the further order of the 
court from proceeding in any way against them for any alleged failure to comply 
with the rules and regulations for the control and restriction of the billboards, signs 
and other devices, promulgated under date of Jan. 24, 1924. This injunction is 
still in force and will be until the case is settled in court. 

Hearings. — Hearings were granted to officials of Holyoke and Marlborough, 
who had objected to the granting of permits for advertising signs in their respective 
cities. 

SALE OF MAPS. 

Under authority of Section 1, Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by Section 
1, Chapter 57. Acts of 1923. 132 copies of the road map of Massachusetts, edition 
of 1922, and 212 copies of the automobile route map of Massachusetts, edition of 
1925, have been sold during the year ending Nov. 30, 1925, for which $119.75 was 

received and paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION. 

Division of Highways. 

Hon of Guide Posts and Other Devices upon Certain Ways by the Division of 

Highicays. 

Inasmuch as it is deemed advisable that some of the powers and duties of the 
Division defined in Section one of Chapter eighty-one of the General Laws should 
be mandatory instead of permissive, it is recommended that said section be so 



P.D. 54. 39 

amended that the Division shall be required to erect and maintain guide posts, 
markers and other devices on State highways and certain other ways, for the pur- 
pose of promoting public safety and convenience. 

Erection of Guide Posts and Other Devices upon Certain Ways by Cities and Towns. 

For the purpose of carrying into effect a comprehensive system of guide posts, 
markers and other devices to be erected and maintained on certain ways in cities 
and towns, it is recommended that such devices as may be prescribed by the 
Division be so erected and maintained. 

Warning Signs at Certain Railroad Crossings at Grade. 

As it is advisable that the color of certain signs at such crossings be in conformity 
with the recommendation made to the Secretary of Agriculture by the Joint Board 
on Interstate Highways and approved by him for use on all railroad crossings at 
grade in the Federal Aid system of highways of the United States, it is recom- 
mended that Section one hundred and forty-two of Chapter one hundred and sixty 
of the General Laws be amended. 

Regulation of Traffic at Intersection of Ways. 

The importance of this subject is so great that the Division recommends legis- 
lation. 

Repair and Improvement of Public Ways in Small Towns. 

Recommendation is made for the further amendment of Chapter eighty-one 
of the General Laws, Section twenty-six. 



40 



P.D. 54. 





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$2 00 


$25 00 




SO 15 


$10 35 


Andover 




J. W. O'Connell . 


1 50 


- 


3 00 


20 00 


SO 20 


- 


11 75 


Arlington 




Jas. H. Fannon . 


1 25 


- 


3 00 


- 


- 


- 


13 00 


Ashburnham 




Samuel S. Catanese 


1 25 


1 00 


2 00 


20 00 


16 


- 




Auburn and Oxford 




T. G. Jewett Jr., Inc. . 


1 00 


1 25 


4 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


11 50 


Avon 




Powers Bros. 


1 00 


- 


4 00 


- 


15 


- 




Ayer 




Simpson Bros. Corp. . 


1 50 


- 


5 00 


- 


- 


16 


- 


Barnstable . 




Amos D. Bridge's Sons Co., 

Inc. 
Lane Const. Corp. 


90 


90 


5 00 


25 00 


20 


- 


- 


Barnstable . 




90 


90 


5 00 


30 00 


20 


_ 


_ 


Barre 




John Laurenzi 


1 25 


1 25 


3 50 


20 00 


- 


17 


- 


Belchertown 




Lane Const. Corp. 


1 00 


1 00 


1 50 


25 00 


16 


- 


- 


Bellingham . 




A. D. Pasquale 


1 10 


1 10 


3 00 


22 50 


- 


15 


- 


Billerica 




Greenough Const. Co. 


1 10 


1 00 


4 00 


20 00 


14 


- 


- 


Boylston 




C. E. Home 


95 


- 


4 00 


20 00 


16 


- 


- 


Brookfield . 




B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 


1 20 


- 


4 00 


30 00 


- 


17 


13 00 


Canton 




Reynolds Bros., Inc. . 


1 30 


- 


5 00 


- 


14 


- 


- 


Chatham-Harwich- Brew- 


M. F. Roach 


70 


70 


4 00 


20 00 


18 


- 


- 


ster-Orleans. 


















Cohasset .... 


Bradford Weston 


1 25 


- 


5 00 


24 00 


15 


- 


- 


Conway 




F. F. McCarthy . 


1 00 


1 00 


4 00 


24 00 


- 


- 


- 


Cummington 




Lane Const. Corp. 


1 25 


1 00 


3 00 


25 00 


15 


- 


- 


Dalton 




Carl B. Lindholm 


1 00 


- 


3 50 


30 00 


- 


18 


- 


Danvers 


B 


M. McDonough Co. 


1 00 


- 


4 00 


30 00 


15 


- 


15 00 


Dartmouth . 




L. H. Callan 


1 10 


- 


4 00 


20 00 


15 


- 


11 00 


Dedham 




Reynolds Bros., Inc. . 


1 10 


__ . 


3 00 


- 


145 


- 


- 


Dighton 




Zebulon L. Canedy 


1 00 


- 


5 00 


- 


15 


- 


- 


Dover-Walpole-Westwood . 


McCabe & Giovannini 


90 


1 00 


3 00 


30 00 


14 


- 


- 


Dracut .... 


Geo. 0. Allard . 


1 00 


1 00 


7 00 


20 00 


15 


- 


- 


East Bridgewater 


D. J. Roach 


1 00 


- 


4 00 


20 00 


i ~ 


14 


- 


East Bridgewater 


Washburn & Sheridan 


1 25 


1 25 


4 00 


22 00 


15 


- 


- 


Enfield .... 


Edwin F. Shumway and 
Fred M. Fuller. 


1 00 


1 05 


3 50 


25 00 


19 


- 


- 


Fairhaven and Mattapoisett 


New Haven Road Const. Co. 


1 15 


1 20 


3 00 


25 00 


16 


- 


- 


Fitchburg and Westminster 


Carlo Bianchi & Co. . 


90 


90 


3 50 


30 00 


17 


- 


- 


Framingham, Ashland and 


Lane Const. Corp. 


1 25 


- 


4 00 


30 00 


15 


- 


- 


Holliston. 


















Freetown .... 


Canedy Const. Co. 


1 20 


1 10 


5 00 


- 


15 


- 


- 


Gill 




H. & J. P. Green 


95 


- 


3 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Grafton 




C. A. Haggerty . 


1 60 


1 60 


1 60 


25 00 


- 


- 


10 75 


Groton 




C. E. Home 


90 


90 


4 00 


20 00 


155 


- 


- 


Groveland . 




M. McDonough Co. 


1 25 


1 25 


3 00 


30 00 


17 


- 


- 


Halifax 




Otis R. Mann 


1 25 


1 00 


5 00 


20 00 


20 


- 


- 


Hamilton 




Welch & Moynihan 


1 25 


- 


4 00 


25 00 


14 


- 


- 


Harvard 




R. E. Bull .... 


1 00 


1 40 


3 00 


23 00 


- 


17 


- 


Harwich 




Wm. A. Jones 


1 00 


- 


4 00 


- 


25 


- 


- 


Hingham-Cohasset 




W. Roxbury Trap Rock Co. 


1 40 


- 


5 00 


25 00 


16 


- 


- 


Hinsdale 




Joseph McCormick 


98 


1 20 


5 00 


25 00 


- 


155 


- 


Holbrook 




Powers Bros. 


1 20 


- 


4 00 


- 


16 


- 


- 


Lee 




C. I. Hosmer 


1 35 


1 50 


4 00 


25 00 


- 


23 


- 


Leicester 




A. B. Allen .... 


1 75 


- 


5 00 


- 


- 


20 


- 


Lenox-Lee . 




L. C. Carchia 


1 50 


1 45 


4 00 


23 00 


- 


- 


11 00 


Littleton-Westford 




Antonio Pallatto 


1 10 


1 25 


3 50 


20 00 


155 


- 


- 


Lunenburg . 




Jas. E. Watkins . 


95 


1 00 


4 00 


20 00 


16 


- 


- 


Mashpee 




Washburn & Sheridan 


90 


1 15 


5 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Medfield 




A. D. Pasquale . 


1 25 


- 


3 25 


- 


15 


- 


- 


Medfield 




Reynolds Bros., Inc. . 


1 00 


1 00 


4 00 


- 


147 


- 


- 


Middleborough 




lowers Bros. 


85 


90 


3 00 


20 00 


15 


- 


- 


Millis . 




Octavius Menice . 


1 25 


- 


3 00 


25 00 


- 


17 


- 


Millis 




W. H. Hinman . 


1 00 


- 


5 00 


- 


15 


- 


- 


Nantucket 




M. F. Roach ... 


1 00 


90 


2 00 


20 00 


20 


- 


- 


New Braintree 




John Laurenzi 


1 25 


1 40 


3 50 


20 00 


- 


17 


- 


Norfolk 




Canedy Const. Co. 


90 


- 


3 50 


- 


- 


15 


- 


North Andover . 




M. McDonough Co. 


1 25 


- 


2 00 


30 00 


15 


- 


- 


Northboro . 




W. H. Hinman . 


1 20 


- 


1 00 


25 00 


17 


- 


- 


Northbridge 




Robert A. Doyle 


1 25 


1 25 


6 00 


17 50 


16 


- 


14 50 


Northfield . 




Kelleher Bros. 


85 


85 


3 00 


24 00 


165 


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- 


Norwell 




Otis R. Mann 


1 60 


1 50 


10 00 


- 


- 


15 


- 


Orange 




R. H. Newell Co. 


90 


- 


4 00 


25 00 


17 


- 


- 


Paxton 




R. H. Newell Co. 


1 00 


1 25 


3 50 


25 00 


17 


- 


- ' 


Plainville-Wrentham 




B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 


1 10 


- 


3 00 


25 00 


16 


- 


10 75 


Randolph 




Powers Bros. 


1 00 


- 


3 00 


25 00 


16 


- 


- 


Raynham 




Angelp Susi & Co. 


95 


- 


3 00 


22 00 


16 


- 


12 00 


Reading 




M. McDonough Co. 


1 25 




5 00 




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•2 2 



50 70 
1 00 



80 

75 
75 



70 

50 

1 00 
1 00 
65 

80 
65 

65 

1 00 
1 00 
70 
50 

70 
75 
80 
75 



70 
75 
80 



75 

1 00 
70 



70 
75 
75 
70 
75 
75 
80 
85 

70 
70 
75 
65 
75 
80 
80 

75 

1 00 



80 
60 

65 
85 
75 
75 
70 



$3 00 



2 50 



2 50 



2 00 

2 50 

3 00 



2 75 

2 90 

3 60 
2 75 



2 50 
2 75 



3 10 



2 90 

2 90 

3 50 

2 15 

2 60 



$4 00 
5 00 



2 50 



2 75 

3 25 
2 75 

2 90 

2 75 

3 00 



6 00 



6 00 
6 00 

5 00 

6 00 



5 00 

6 00 

5 00 
3 50 



5 00 



5 00 

5 00 

5 00 

6 00 

5 00 



S80 00 

100 00 

80 00 

85 00 
80 00 
90 00 



100 00 



80 00 



100 00 

100 00 

70 00 

100 00 
85 00 



75 00 
80 00 

75 00 
90 00 
75 00 
80 00 
70 00 



100 00 
85 00 



90 00 

100 00 
80 00 
75 00 

75 00 



100 00 
100 00 

100 00 

80 00 
90 00 
85 00 



75 00 
80 00 
75 00 
90 00 
100 00 

80 00 
75 00 
90 00 
90 00 



80 00 

P0 00 

80 00 

65 00 

100 00 



$30 00 



25 00 
35 00 



35 00 
30 00 
35 00 

40 00 

35 00 



34 00 
30 00 

36 00 

30 00 
25 00 

30 00 

30 00 

40 00 

37 00 
37 00 



35 00 
40 00 
25 00 



33 00 

40 00 
38 00 

35 00 
30 00 



30 00 



30 00 
24 00 
30 00 



33 00 
37 00 

40 00 
33 00 
30 00 

40 00 



2 
u 
o 

o 



$1 75 



1 40 
1 25 
1 25 
1 40 
1 00 
1 40 
1 30 



2 00 
1 40 
1 50 
1 25 
1 50 
1 40 



30 
15 

25 
35 
50 
35 
20 



1 25 
1 10 
1 25 

1 10 
1 30 
1 60 

95 

1 25 
1 35 
1 15 
1 45 



60 
35 
40 
00 
00 
45 
25 
10 
50 
45 
10 



90 

1 20 



40 
10 
25 
55 
25 
35 
90 
25 
50 
05 
1 40 
1 50 



42 



P.D. 54. 



Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1924 to 


Nov. 


30, 1925 - 


— Concluded. 








Excavation. 


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Rehoboth and Dighton 


F. L. McNeil 


$1 30 


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$3 00 


$18 00 


$0 15 






Revere-Saugus 


Luke S. White Inc. 


- 


- 


15 00 


24 00 


- 


- 


- 


Revere-Saugus 


M. McDonough Co. 


- 


$0 90 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Rockport .... 


Welch & Moynihan 


1 50 


1 50 


6 oo ; 


30 00 


16 


- 


- 


Sandwich .... 


S. W. Lawrence . 


80 


80 


4 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Sandwich .... 


Washburn & Sheridan 


1 00 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Savoy ..... 


D. S. McGrath, Inc. . 


1 00 


- 


3 00 


35 00 


- 


- 


- 


Seekonk .... 


Joseph McCormick 


1 00 


1 00 


3 00 


25 00 


12 


- 


- 


Seekonk-Rehoboth-Swansea 


C. A. Haggerty 


1 00 


1 00 


5 00 


25 00 


16 


- 


til 00 


Somerset .... 


Joseph McCormick 


1 55 


1 25 


3 00 


25 00 


14 


- 


10 90 


Somerset-Swansea 


B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 


1 40 


1 35 


5 00 


25 00 


16 


- • 


- 


Southampton-Easthampton 


Willard C. Tannatt, Jr. 


1 00 


1 10 


6 25 


20 00 


165 


- 


- 


Southborough 


John Laurenzi 


80 


- 


3 00 


20 00 


15 


- 


- 


Stockbridge 


Kelleher Bros. 


1 40 


1 00 


3 00 


30 00 


18 


- 


- 


Stoughton .... 


Powers Bros. 


1 20 


90 


4 00 


- 


16 


- 


- 


Stoughton-Canton 


Carlo Bianchi & Co., Inc. . 


1 10 


1 10 


3 00 


25 00 1 


16 


- 


11 00 


Sturbridge .... 


Lane Const. Corp. 


1 10 


1 10 


1 10 


25 00 1 


15 


- 


- 


Sudbury- Way land 


Robert A. Dovle 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Sutton-Uxbridge 


R. H. Newell Co. 


85 


85 


3 00 


20 00 


145 


- 


- 


Swampscott 


J. W. Sheehan 


1 00 


- 


4 00 


25 00 1 


- 


- 


12 00 


Taunton .... 


Powers Bros. 


90, 


1 00 


3 00 


20 00 ' 


16 


- 


11 50 


Taunton-Berkley 


Carlo Bianchi & Co., Inc. . 


1 20 


95 


3 50 


25 00 


16 


- 


11 00 


Tolland-Sandisfield 


Carl B. Lindholm 


1 00 


90 


3 00 


30 00 


- 


- 


- 


Walpole .... 


Washburn & Sheridan 


1 35 


- 


5 00 


_ 


16 


- 


- 


Wareham .... 


D'Onfro Bros., Inc. 


1 00 


- 


3 00 


20 00 


14 




- 


Wayland .... 


Middlesex Const. Co. . 


1 25 


1 10 


3 00 


- 


145 


- 


- 


Webster .... 


H. & J. P. Green 


1 10 


1 10 


4 00 


25 00 


- 


$0 17 


- 


Westborough 


E. L. Gobeille, Inc. . 


1 00 


- 


3 00 


25 00 


155 


- 


- 


West Boylston 


C. E. Home 


1 40 


1 40 


5 00 


25 00 


165 


- 


- 


West Bridgewater 


M. F. Roach 


1 00 


1 25 


5 00 


20 00 


- 


14 


- 


West Springfield . 


Adams & Ruxton Const. Co. 


85 


- 


2 50 


- 


15 


- 


- 


West Springfield . 


Hoyt Const. Co. 


1 00 


95 


5 00 


18 00 


16 


- 


- 


Weston .... 


Middlesex Const. Co. . 


1 35 


- 


4 00 


25 00 


145 


- 


- 


West Stockbridge 


Kelleher Bros. 


1 40 


1 00 


3 00 


30 00 


18 


- 


- 


Whitman .... 


Powers Bros. 


1 25 


- 


6 00 


20 00 


17 


- 


- 


Williamsburg 


Bianchi & Way 


1 00 


- 


6 00 


20 00 


16 


- 


- 


Winchendon 


R. E. Bull . 


90 


- 


2 00 


29 00 


165 


- 


- 


Wrentham .... 


T. J. Quinn 


84 


85 


2 50 


25 00 


14 


— 


— 



P.D. 54. 



Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1924 to Nov. 30, 1925 — Concluded. 



43 



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$2 00 


_ 


_ 


_ 


$1 85 




_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


$45 00 


2 00 




_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


$10 00 


- 


- 


- 


2 50 


_ 


$2 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


S90 00 


- 


2 75 




_ 


1 75 


$2 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


70 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 


2 50 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 




_ 


_ 


- 


2 70 


- 


$3 40 


$3 90 


- 


2 70 


- 


- 


40 00 


- 


3 38 


$1 85 


1 85 


- 


2 25 


S2 25 


- 


3 00 


75 


2 70 


- 


100 00 


- 


1 00 


3 75 


1 75 


1 75 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


70 


- 


5 00 


100 00 


40 00 


1 25 


4 45 


1 85 


1 85 


2 05 


- 


- 


- 


3 20 


75 


- 


5 00 


100 00 


35 00 


1 40 


4 25 




_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


5 00 


80 00 


34 75 


1 50 


3 00 


_ 


1 40 


1 80 


1 75 


- 


3 00 


- 


70 


3 00 


2 75 


100 00 


25 00 


1 15 


3 40 


_ 


- 


- 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 50 


- 


- 


40 00 


1 10 


3 20 


_ 


_ 


- 


2 25 


- 


- 


3 00 


75 


2 90 


- 


- 


40 00 


1 60 


2 85 


1 40 


1 50 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


70 


2 90 


- 


80 00 


- 


1 50 


3 00 


1 75 


1 75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


6 00 


90 00 


35 00 


1 10 


3 90 


1 40 


1 50 


1 75 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


65 


2 25 


5 00 


80 00 


30 00 


1 10 






_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


25 00 


2 00 


3 25 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 00 


_ 


_ 


- 


70 


- 


- 


- 


35 00 


85 




_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


95 


♦ 


_ 


75 00 


- 


1 20 


3 50 


1 40 


1 50 


1 60 


- 


_ 


- 


_ 


60 


- 


5 00 


70 00 


24 00 


1 20 


4 00 


_ 


1 75 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


75 


- 


6 00 


90 00 


35 00 


95 




_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


70 


- 


6 00 


- 


40 00 


1 25 


2 90 


1 50 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


90 00 


- 


1 40 


3 75 


■ _ 


1 50 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


65 


- 


5 00 


80 00 


30 00 


- 


2 85 


1 20 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


_ 


70 


- 


- 


100 00 


22 00 


1 30 


3 90 


_ 


- 


- 


2 00 


- 


- 


2 50 


- 


2 60 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 


3 65 


- 


- 


- 


1 75 


- 


- 


2 50 


- 


2 50 


- 


- 


- 


1 10 


3 70 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 25 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


85 00 


- 


1 40 


2 75 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


_ 


2 50 


_ 


70 


- 


- 


- 


30 00 


1 35 


2 30 


1 40 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


3 70 


- 


85 00 


- 


1 65 


2 00 


- 


1 75 


2 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


65 


2 50 


- 


100 00 


26 00 


1 40 


2 75 


_ 


1 30 


1 50 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


75 


- 


- 


80 00 


- 


1 30 


3 30 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 00 


75 


2 50 


- 


- 


40 00 


1 60 


3 60 


60 


75 


1 00 


_ 


- 


_ 


_ 


- 


- 


4 00 


100 00 


- 


1 75 


3 60 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


75 


2 60 


5 00 


- 


32 00 


1 80 


3 70 


_ 


1 45 


- 


1 95 


. _ 


_ 


_ 


- 


2 85 


- 


80 00 


29 00 


1 10 


2 95 


— 


1 50 


2 00 


— 


~ 


— 


— 


65 


2 48 


5 00 


88 00 




1 35 



44 



REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 



P.D. 54. 



The work of the Registry of Motor Vehicles during the past year was in excess 
of that of the previous year, both in regard to the number of registrations of motor 
vehicles and licenses to operate, as well as in the additional activities of the Registrar 
m safeguarding the motorists and pedestrians on the highways. The following 
tabulation gives the outstanding figures of the work of the Registry for the year: 

Registrations and number plates issued 774,671 



Licenses to operate issued 
Examinations of applicants for licenses 

Cash receipts 

Licenses and registrations revoked and suspended . 
Licenses revoked for driving under influence of liquor 
Hearings for reinstatement of licenses 
Reports on investigations and examination 

Headlight violations 

Offenders prosecuted in courts . 
Miscellaneous complaints filed . 
Accident report letters received . 



698,378 

155,200 

$9,267,654 

16,249 

4,654 

5,091 

8,872 

51,629 

643 

9,511 

32,150 



Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions. 

The number of deaths caused by motor vehicles in 1925 was 755, a far greater 
number than that in any previous year in Massachusetts. The number of persons 
killed and injured in motor vehicle accidents in 1924 and 1925 were as follows: — 

Motor Vehicle Accidents to Persons. 



Persons Killed. Persons Injured. 



Pedestrians by autos . 
Pedestrians by motor cycles 
Pedestrians near street cars 
Occupants oi autos 
Occupants of motor cycles 
Bicycle riders 

Occupants of carriages, etc. 
Coasters .... 

Totals . 



1924. 


1925. 


1924. 


1925. 


440 


432 


11,057 


13,645 


1 


6 


16 


23 


9 


17 


27 


25 


212 


239 


7,614 


10,090 


26 


40 


274 


564 


10 


10 


339 


872 


2 


3 


128 


312 


9 


8 


124 


205 



'09 



755 19,579 25,736 



Children Killed. Children Injured. 
1924. 1925. 1924. 1925. 



Bovs 












173 


171 


) 3,834 


4,713 


Giria 


als .... 




87 


53 1,714 


1,886 


Tot 


260 


23c 


1 5,548 


6,599 




Number of Collisions. 


1924. 


1925. 


Autos v. 


pedestrians 






11.190 


13.300 


Autos v 


autos . 














11,542 


13.099 


Autos v 


carriages, etc. . 














230 


427 


Autos v. 


bicycles 














356 


895 


Autos v. 


trolley cars 














362 


384 


Autos v. 


poles, trees, etc. 














790 


1,071 


Autos v. 


trains . 














49 


53 


Autos v. 


motor cycles 














293 


541 


Autos v. 


sleds .. 














96 


184 


Auto- i 


pedestrians 














16 


22 



Totals 



24,924 29,976 



P.D. 54. 

In the daytime 
After dark 

Totals 





45 


1924. 


1925. 


18,228 


22,029 


6,696 


7,947 



24,924 29,976 



Accident Report Letters. 

In accordance with the provisions of section 26, chapter 90, General Laws, every 
operator of a motor vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident in which 
any person is killed or injured is required to report in writing to the Registrar. 
The number of these accident reports received during 1925 was 32,150, as compared 
with 24,499 received in 1924. 

Comparative Statement showing Ratio of Accidents to Yearly Registra- 
tions, Suspensions, etc. 





Auto- 


Motor- 




Number 


Ratio of 


Number 


Ratio of 


Suspen- 


Driving 




mobiles 


cycles 


Total 


of 


Deaths 


of 


Injuries 


sions and 


under 


r EAR. 


Regis- 


Regis- 


Regis- 


Persons 


to Regis- 


Persons 


to Regis- 


Revoca- 


Influence 




tered. 


tered. 


tration. 


Killed. 


trations. 


Injured. 


trations. 


tions. 


of Liquor. 


1908 


18,066 


1,922 


19,988 


13 


.00065 


486 


.02431 


56 


7 


1909 


23,971 


2,394 


26,365 


54 


.00205 


989 


.03751 


200 


23 


1910 


31,360 


3,358 


34,718 


77 


.00222 


963 


.02774 


283 


22 


1911 


38,907 


3,658 


42,565 


110 


.00258 


1,248 


.02932 


360 


14 


1912 


50,132 


5,034 


55,166 


142 


.00257 


1,962 


.03557 


546 


56 


1913 


62,660 


7,127 


69,787 


188 


.00269 


2,923 


.04188 


608 


87 


1914 


77,246 


8,161 


85,407 


229 


.00268 


4,010 


.04695 


858 


131 


1915 


102,633 


9,520 


112,153 


294 


.00262 


6,197 


.05525 


1,153 


202 


1916 


136,809 


10,713 


147,522 


315 


.00214 


9,131 


.06190 


1,396 


320 


1917 


174,274 


11,065 


185,339 


438 


.00236 


7,282 


.03929 


1,831 


485 


1918 


193,497 


12.862 


206,359 


499 


.00242 


8,598 


.04166 


2,343 


553 


1919 


247,183 


13,698 


260,881 


582 


.00223 


16,287 


.06243 


2,156 


554 


1920 


304,631 


15,143 


319,774 


481 


.00150 


21,182 


.06624 


2,944 


888 


1921 


360,731 


12,058 


372,790 


544 


.00145 


11,487 


.03081 


4,899 


1,508 


1922 


449,838 


11,675 


461,513 


522 


.00113 


15,277 


.03310 


8,369 


2,460 


1923 


566,150 


11,733 


577,883 


578 


.00100 


16,217 


.02804 


11,613 


3,333 


1924 


672,315 


10,778 


683,093 


709 


.00103 


19,579 


.02866 


14,154 


4,395 


1925 


764,338 


10,333 


774,671 


755 


.00097 


25,736 


.03322 


16,249 


4,654 



Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors. 

Investigations and examinations were made under the direction of the Chief 
Inspector, with the assistance of one hundred eleven inspectors,- relative to fatal 
and non-fatal accidents, headlight violations, inspection of garages, miscellaneous 
complaints and the prosecution of motorists in court. The following tabulation 
presents the summary of the work of the inspectors for the years 1924 and 1925: — 



Classification of Reports. 1924. 

Accidents, fatal 688 

Accidents, non-fatal 1,264 

Accidents, brief reports 752 

General reputation 1,204 

Miscellaneous 4,104 

Totals 8,012 

Complaints filed 12,279 

Garages inspected 599 

Headlight violations reported , 32,116 

Prosecutions conducted 647 

Fines imposed $22,135 



1925. 

716 
1,304 

925 
1,384 
4,543 



8,872 

8,346 

1,165 

51,629 

643 

$30,124 



Analysis of Court Abstracts Received. 1924. 1925. 

Number of courts forwarding abstracts 95 95 

Number of abstracts received 36,512 32,382 



46 



Offences. 



not 



including 



(Analysis of guilty cases, 

Endangering lives 

Intoxicated . ■ 

Manslaughter 

Not stopping after causing injury 

Operating after revocation of registration certificate 

Operating after suspension or revocation of license 

Racing 

Reckless 

Using auto without authority 

Overspeeding 

Brakes not as required by law 

Improper lights 

Lenses not approved .... 

No rear light 

No reflector 

Not displaying lights .... 

Unlighted lamps 

Larceny 

Improper display or no registration number 

No signal 

Operating within 8 feet of street car 
Refusing to stop on signal 
Unregistered vehicle .... 
Violation of metropolitan park rules . 

Without license 

Without registration certificate 
Miscellaneous 



Revocations and Suspensions 
Licenses suspended .... 
Licenses revoked .... 
Rights suspended .... 
Registration certificates suspended 
Registration certificates revoked . 
Registration certificates and licenses suspended 
Registration certificates and licenses revoked 
Registration certificates revoked and rights suspended 
Rights to have cars operated in Massachusetts suspended 



Totals 

Resulting from investigations 
Resulting from court convictions . 
Resulting from police complaints . 
Resulting from judges' complaints 
Resulting from constabulary complaints 

Totals 



appeals.) 

1,295 

3,957 

4 

545 

10 

336 

20 

328 

677 

11,343 

293 

301 

253 

417 

238 

110 

945 

213 

681 

2,978 

514 

633 

558 

657 

4,663 

1,984 

2,559 



1924. 

5,207 
1,813 
2,108 

16 
2,581 

68 

2,179 

164 

18 



Reckless and endangering 
Liquor .... 
Going away 
Without authority . 
Racing .... 
Improper person 
Improper person, liquor . 
Improper operation 



Character of Offences. 



1,169 

3,547 

341 

325 

10 

2,488 
848 

2,521 



1,462 

3,515 

5 

481 

4 

316 

5 

184 

1,013 

10,239 

313 

96 

151 

189 

104 



1,016 

236 

549 

1,041 

412 

565 

437 

325 

4,425 

1,862 

3,437 

1925. 

5,772 
2,612 
2,628 

19 
3,092 

79 

1,865 

161 

21 



14,154 


16,249 


7,418 


8,331 


6,199 


7,032 


318 


592 


52 


69 


167 


225 



14,154 16,249 



1,335 

3,714 

359 

612 

2 

3,211 
940 

2,948 



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Two speeds 425 368 

Three speeds . 27 28 

Improper equipment, miscellaneous . . ... . . 232 188 

Improper equipment, lights 560 526 

Improper equipment, brakes 818 1,197 

Deaths . ■ 654 697 

Other offences 189 124 

Totals 14,154 16,249 

Hearings 4,366 5,091 

Court recommendations adopted: — 

Liquor 80 58 

Reckless and endangering 37 30 

Going away 11 9 

Without authority 1 

Totals 128 98 

Persons whose licenses were suspended or revoked and who 

had to pass an examination in order to have them returned . 1,695 2,316 

Examinations for Licenses. 

Examinations of applicants for licenses to operate motor vehicles were held at 
numerous points in the State, and the tabulation below lists the several classes of 
persons examined and the number of those who were found unfit : — 

1924. 1925. 

Total examinations 161,284 155,200 

Operators examined 150,068 113,498 

Operators unfit _. 32,293 26,317 

Removal of restriction, examined 10,764 13,824 

Removal of restriction, unfit 1,041 1,267 

" Competency", passed 155 266 

"Competency", unfit 20 28 



Headlighting. 

Four complete headlamps were approved by the Registrar during the year in 
accordance with the provisions of section 7, chapter 90, General Laws as amended. 
Many other headlamps and devices in various stages of development, as well as 
many drawings and blue prints, were submitted for consisderation; also, many 
lamps were given actual road tests. The manufacturers or applicants were advised 
of the requirements of the law regarding approval of headlamps. The practice of 
the Registry relative to approval or disapproval of headlamps has been not to 
give approval prior to favorable action by the Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle 
Administrators. 

Three important steps in the control and development of satisfactory head- 
lamps have been taken by the* Registrar. On May 28, 1925, the announcement 
was made that subsequent to that date no devices other than complete headlamps 
would be given favorable consideration, because the design and construction of 
other parts of the headlamp, as well as the lens and reflector, have a bearing on 
the results obtained. On July 21, 1925, a maximum permissible beam candle- 
power was fixed at 50,000 candle-power, because experience has justified the con- 
clusion that under modern traffic conditions the specified limit is ample to give a 
safe driving light. 

On Nov. 18, 1925, a bulletin was issued, incorporating suggestions relative to 
headlamp design and construction, to assist in the improvement of headlamps to 
indicate points which practice has shown to be important in producing satisfactory 
lamps. 

During the year inspectors of the Registry have reported approximately 75,000 
violations of the laws relating to headlights and brakes, compared with approxi- 



48 P.D. 54. 

mately 32,000 for 1924. From March, 1925, to the close of the year, 51,569 cars 
were tagged for defective equipment or adjustment. The balance of the reports 
covered the period prior to March and also included complaints of other violations 
of the law. 

Rear Lamps. 

Four rear lamps, all in combination with stop signals, were approved by the 
Registrar during the year. 

Brakes. 

A great deal of work has been done by the inspectors in enforcing the law relative 
to brakes on automobiles. Owners are required to have defective brakes remedied, 
and subsequent examinations to determine whether defects have been corrected 
were made at branch offices of the Registry during specified hours and at no expense 
to car owners. In order to facilitate brake inspection and as a convenience for the 
public, about 500 applicants have been examined and approved as competent to 
adjust and test brakes, and the Registry accepts their certification that defective 
braking equipment has been rectified. In some cases of serious defects in brake 
equipment, the registration has been immediately revoked. 

Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators. 

Four meetings of the Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators were 
held during the year: in January, April, July and October. The places of meeting 
were respectively: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Richmond, Virginia; Providence, 
Rhode Island; and Hartford, Connecticut. 

These meetings were marked by helpful interchanges of ideas and discussions 
on the motor vehicle laws and their administration. Questions of motor vehicle 
equipment and operation, examining and licensing of operators, traffic signal 
colors, safety, brake testing and other matters were considered. 

Aircraft Registrations. 

(Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended by chapter 534, Acts of 1922 and chapter 

189, Acts of 1925.) 

During the year 12 applicants for pilot's licenses were examined, and 20 aircraft 
were inspected as to their fitness for registration. Other work included investiga- 
tions of two fatal accidents, three non-fatal accidents and eighteen miscellaneous 
cases, including complaints and violations of the laws regulating the operation of 
aircraft. During the year three persons were killed and seven persons injured by 
aircraft accidents. 

The following comparative table shows the record relating to aircraft for the 
years 1924 and 1925: — 



1924. 


1925. 


17 


25 


12 


23 


$135 


$205 


$180 


$345 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


3 


4 



Pilots' licenses issued .... 
Airplanes registered .... 
Pilots' license fees received 
Airplane registration fees received 
Pilots' licenses suspended or revoked 
Right to fly suspended or revoked . 
Pilots' licenses reinstated . 
Names placed on Black List 

Used Car Section. 
(Motor Vehicle Identification.) 

This section receives reports of cars stolen during the year, not only in this State 
but in other states. Approximately 19,790 such reports were received in 1925, 
a considerable increase over 1924, due largely to the greater number of states and 
insurance companies which reported such cases, and many cars were recovered 
both in and outside of the State as the result of information furnished by this 
office. 

Approximately 2,200 cars were improperly registered, giving incorrect engine 
or makers' numbers, or both, and investigations were made by this section to 



P.D. 54. 49 

ascertain the correct numbers. If the numbers were missing from the car, certifi- 
cates were issued to owners authorizing such numbers to be replaced and engine 
numbers assigned by this office to be stamped upon the engines. 
The following figures show the work of the Used Car Section : 

Dealers: 1924. 1925. 

First class dealers reporting to this office 1,059 1,279 

Second and third class dealers reporting 570 624 



1,903 



240,000 



Totals 1,629 

Reports : 
Approximate number of dealers' reports of receipts and sales received in 

1925 ........ 

Approximate number of individuals' notices of intended sale received in 

1925 

Motor Vehicles stolen : 
Number of stolen motor vehicles reported to this office . 

Number of cars stolen in Massachusetts 

Number of cars recovered through information furnished by this 

office 

Number of cars stolen in Boston 

Number of cars stolen in Boston, recovered 

Number of cars stolen in Boston, not recovered .... 

Engine and serial numbers: 

Engine numbers assigned to cars 

Letters authorizing replacement of engine numbers 
Letters authorizing replacement of serial numbers 
Certificates issued authorizing replacement of engine numbers 
Certificates issued authorizing replacement of serial numbers 

Branch Offices. 

The branch offices of the Registry of Motor Vehicles established to assist in the 
distribution of automobile number plates and licenses to operate motor vehicles, 
as well as furnishing information relative to the motor vehicle laws, were used 
extensively during the year as indicated by the following tabulation, which gives 
approximately the number of applications handled at the central offices and at 
the several branch offices. It has been observed that although applications for 
renewals of licenses are mailed about a month before the date of expiration of the 
license, many persons called personally at the branch offices, instead of applying 
by mail. 





110,000 


1924. 


1925. 


9,500 


19,790 


2,600 


7,790 


350 


443 


785 


5,490 


425 


4,881 


360 


609 


102 


141 


209 


302 


43 


52 


- 


373 


- 


219 



Approximate 


Distribution of Registrations, Licenses, etc 






Examina- 








Regis- 


tions for 


License 


Miscel- 




Boston: trations. 


Licenses. 


Renewals. 


laneous. 


Total. 


Counter 279,000 


- 


149,000 


20,000 


448,000 


Mail 






123,000 


- 


269,000 


7,000 


399,000 


Examinations 






- 


103,000 


- 


- 


103,000 


Pittsfield . 






21,000 


4,000 


7,000 


2,000 


34,000 


Springfield . 






80,000 


7,000 


28,000 


3,000 


118,000 


Worcester . 






67,000 


7,000 


27,000 


3,000 


104,000 


Lawrence 






30,000 


5,000 


16,000 


3,000 


54,000 


Lowell . 




# 


23,000 


3,000 


12,000 


2,000 


40,000 


Fall River . 






24,000 


3,000 


13,000 


2,000 


42,000 


New Bedford 






27,000 


3,000 


14,000 


3,000 


47,000 


Lynn . 






46,000 


6,000 


22,000 


5,000 


79,000 


Quincy 






26,000 


6,000 


12,000 


4,000 


48,000 


Brockton 






22,000 


2,000 


13,000 


2,000 


39,000 


Hyannis ... . 5,000 


2,000 


2,000 


2,000 


11,000 


Totals . 






773,000 


151,000 


584,000 


58,000 1,566,000 



50 P.D. 54. 

Registrations, Licenses, Fees. 

The registrations of motor vehicles and licenses operated in 1925 exceeded the 
figures for 1924, passenger car registrations being 14% greater and commercial 
vehicles 9% greater, while motor cycle registrations were less. The total number of 
applications handled increased about 12%, from 1,397,675 in 1924 to 1,572,998 in 
1925. 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles. 

1905. 1910. 1915. 1920. 1924. 1925. 

4,889 31,360 90,580 251,570 580,489 663,858 



Passenger cars . 
Commercial vehicles 
Motor cycles 

Totals . 



553 3,358 



12,053 
9,520 



52,96S 
15,142 



91,826 
10,778 



100,480 
10,333 



5,442 34,718 112,153 319,680 683,093 774,671 



The fees received for the year 1925, together with the number of 
tered in each classification and the number of licenses granted, etc. 
the following table: — 

Analysis of Receipts. 
Certificates of registration 



Passenger cars 

Commercial cars . 

Additional truck fees 

Trailers . 

Motor cycles . 

Motor cycle dealers 
Manufacturers or dealers 

Additional cars 

Repairers 

Repairers' additional cars 
Licenses to operate: 

Original licenses 

Renewal licenses . 
Examinations 

Copies of certificates and licenses furnished 
Duplicate number plates furnished 
Lens approval applications 
Miscellaneous receipts, auto lists, process fees, etc. 



663,858 

100,480 

4,723 

702 

10,333 

40 

2,011 

6,589 

163 

16 



114,445 at 

583,933 at 

150,141 at 

36,713 at 

13,288 at 



8 at 50 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



vehicles regis- 
, are shown in 



$5,794,223 50 

1,484,887 00 

67,841 00 

14,795 00 

47,069 50 

400 00 

59,700 00 

41,629 00 

4,000 00 

320 00 

228,890 00 

1,167,866 00 

300,282 00 

36,713 00 

13,288 00 

400 00 

6,350 00 



Total $9,268,654 00 

Motor vehicle fees rebated (deducted) 108,330 12 



Net fees 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver General 



$9,160,323 88 
575,246 90 



Total receipts credited motor vehicle fees account, 1925 . . $9,735,570 78 

The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the year 1925 was $921,- 
513.81, which was 10 per cent of the net fees collected, as compared with 10.5 
per cent for the vear 1924 and 10.23 per cent for the year 1923. This cost, deducted 
from the receipts for the year, left the sum of $8,814,056.97 available for legislative 
appropriation for highway work. 

Analysis of Expenditures for 1925. 

The following table gives an analysis of expenditures by the Registry for the 
year: — 

Personal Services: 

Regular Payroll $503,431 76 

Overtime * 8,284 68 

$511,716 44 



P.D. 54. 

Supplies : 

Books, maps, etc. 
Typewriter supplies 
Adding machine supplies 
Other supplies 
Stationery 
Typewriter repairs 
Other repairs 

Equipment: 

Typewriter machines 
Other machines . 



Furniture : 
Desks 

Filing cabinets 
Chairs . 
Tables . 
Miscellaneous 
Electric fans 



Travel: 

Employees 

Automobiles (owned by employees) 
Other traveling expenses . 



51 



$680 

1,463 

31 

4,495 

22,077 

323 

305 



24 
46 
58 
22 
17 
56 
17 



Other services and expenses: 
Expressage . 
Postage . 
Printing 

Other reports . 
Lithographing 
Telephone . . i 
Premium on bonds of employees 
Rent 

Water and ice . 

Cleaning . 

Towels 

Soap . 
Erection of counter 
Dictagraph system 



Special services (labor and police) . 
Other expenses as listed below: 

Badges for inspectors .... 

Clocks and regulating ... 

Commissions as justices of the peace 

Headlight 

Number plates . . . . . 

Sundries 



Branch Office Expenses: 
Equipment : 

Erection of counters 

Lettering and signs on windows and doors 

Office equipment 

Adding machines 



$4,882 61 
2,697 87 



$2,643 06 

12,982 08 

1,035 75 

73 70 

285 19 

145 61 



$30,177 74 

69,406 29 

3,128 88 



$1,145 99 

50,340 20 

7,398 69 

1,172 73 

1,191 86 

4,440 49 

291 20 

26,304 50 

1,171 80 

948 00 

676 20 

91 75 

80 78 

5,717 05 



$1,480 66 

80 00 
211 97 
120 00 
249 97 
123,420 12 
167 58 



$242 92 
148 25 

1,571 77 
162 92 



$29,376 40 



7,580 48 



17,165 39 



102,712 91 



100,971 24 



125,730 30 



2,125 86 



52 



P.D. 54. 



$412 34 




• 373 30 






$785 64 




$496 91 




3,017 20 




15,546 63 




276 36 




22 50 




2,070 67 




232 55 




553 23 




1,094 10 




39 00 






23,349 15 


' 




$921,513 81 



Travel: 

Traveling expenses . 
Express service to bank . 

Other services and expenses: 
Miscellaneous . 
Telephone 

Rent 

Water and ice . 

Water cooler 

Cleaning and janitor service 

Towels .... 

Lighting .... 

Special services (labor and police) 

Commissions as justices of the peace 



The total amount available for 1925 was $957,352.57. 

The following comparative statement for the years 1924 and 1925 shows very 
plainly the increase of work as occasioned by additional registrations and licenses, 
etc.: — 



Total registrations and number plates issued 
Passenger car registrations 

Highest number plate assigned 
Commercial car registrations 
Highest number plate assigned 
Number of additional truck fees . 
Motor cycle registrations .... 
Highest number plate assigned 

Trailer registrations 

Motor cycle dealers' registrations 
Manufacturers' or dealers' registrations 
Additional cars (dealers) .... 

Repairers 

Additional cars (repairers) .... 
Licenses to operate: 

Original 

Renewal 

Total licenses 

Examinations for licenses .... 
Copies of certificates and licenses furnished 
Duplicate number plates issued . 
Miscellaneous applications .... 
Total number of applications handled 

Total fees 

Motor vehicle fees rebated (deducted) 



Net fees 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver 
General 

Total receipts credited motor vehicle fees 

account 

Personal services 

Expenses 

Total expenses 



1924. 


1925. 


683,093 


774,671 


580,489 


663,858 


482,780 


547,559 


91,826 


100,480 


B84,926 


B93,001 


- 


4,723 


10,778 


10,333 


10,087 


10,410 


672 


702 


48 


40 


1,961 


2,011 


6,094 


6,589 


113 


163 


12 


16 


120,259 


114,445 


500,180 


583,933 


620,439 


698,378 


159,006 


150,141 


33,599 


36,713 


12,889 


13,288 


8 


8 


1,397,675 


1,572.998 


,122,166 00 $9,268,654 00 


98,000 25 


108,330 12 



$8,024,165 75 $9,160,323 88 
521,060 29 575,246 90 



5,545,226 04 $9,735,570 78 
462,678 25 511,716 44 
380,127 20 409,797 37 



$842,805 45 $921,513 81 



P.D. 54. 53 

DIVISION OF WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC LANDS. 

BOSTON HARBOR. 

The Commonwealth Flats at South Boston. 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5. 

The dredging of the west dock to a depth of 40 feet below mean low water, under 
contract of Oct. 20, 1924, with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company, 
was completed Jan. 29, 1925, at a contract cost of $14,037.36. 

On Dec. 4, 1924, a contract was made with the Rendle-Kenney Dredging and 
Contracting Company to dredge the east dock to the same depth. The contract 
prices for this work were: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material 
29.5 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of 
boulders, $10 per cubic yard. This work was completed Apr. 11, 1925, at a con- 
tract price of $8,744.01. 

A survey made along the front of the sea walls around the pier and on Northern 
Avenue showed a settling of the riprap to such an extent that portions of the pile 
foundation were left exposed. On July 30, 1925, a contract was made with William 
R. Farrell to furnish and place about 1,600 tons of stone riprap at designated places 
along these walls. The contract prices for this work were: for furnishing and 
placing riprap in front of Commonwealth Pier No. 5 sea wall and that portion of 
Northern Avenue sea wall within the limits of Pier 5, $7.83 per ton of riprap in 
place; for furnishing and placing riprap in front of Northern Avenue sea wall 
outside the limits of Pier 5, $3.63 per ton of riprap in place. Under this contract 
374 tons of riprap were placed in front of the Northern Avenue sea wall and 1,227 
tons in front of the sea walls around Pier 5. The work was completed Sept. 30, 
1925, at a contract cost of $10,965.03. 

The regulations of the United States Health Service require that all ships arriv- 
ing from rat infected ports shall be held at least four feet from the pier to prevent 
the escape of rats. To insure continued compliance with the regulation a con- 
tract was made on Mar. 6, 1925, with the William L. Miller Company to furnish 
three floating fenders, each 40 feet long by 4 feet square, and to secure them to 
the pier. The contract price for furnishing and placing these fenders, including 
chains and fittings complete, was $789 for each fender. The fenders were com- 
pleted and secured in place on Apr. 1, 1925, at a contract cost of $2,367. 

Repairs and alterations to the north wall of the headhouse at its connection with 
the roof of the pier shed, and repairs to the roof of the headhouse, begun in 1924 
under agreement with George F. DeLeskey and Son, were completed May 22, 
1925, at a contract cost of $2,583.25. 

On July 30, 1925, a contract was made with L. B. Renfrew Gray to make repairs 
to the roof covering of the pier sheds and to some of the copper roof pans, to water- 
proof the wall on the north side of the headhouse and around the sash. Under 
this contract the plastered wall on the north side of the headhouse was protected 
by a coat of waterproofing, leaks in the tar and gravel roof were patched with 
tarred paper, mopped with roofing pitch and regravelled, loose copper flashing 
was renailed with copper nails and some of the Fenestra sash calked with water- 
proofing cement. The work was completed Oct. 27, 1925, at a contract cost of 
$1,579.39. 

A contract was made on Aug. 12, 1925, with Warren Bros. Company for laying 
a two-inch wearing surface of Warrenite Bitulithic on a part of the present drive- 
way on the second floor of the west shed of the pier, and patching other areas of the 
floor surface. Under this contract the work of resurfacing 1,838 square yards of 
floor was completed Sept. 17, 1925, at a contract cost of $5,020.93. 

The building of an additional room on the second floor of the east shed for the 
use of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, under contract of Aug. 20, 1924, with the 
Casey and Darcy Company, was completed Jan. 27, 1925, at a contract cost of 
$5,193 ; 

During the year it became necessary to provide more space for the use of the 
Registry of Motor Vehicles. On Nov. 6, 1925, a contract was made with the 



54 P.D. 54. 

George W. Nicoll Company, Inc., to build an additional office on the second floor 
of the center shed, adjacent to the present offices of the Registry. The contract 
price for the work is the lump sum of $8,400. This work is now in progress. 

In accordance with the requirements of the Boston Board of Fire Underwriters 
85 2§-gallon fire extinguishers of the non-freezing type and box containers have 
been purchased and placed at suitable locations throughout the pier. Also, ad- 
ditional sprinkler heads and piping have been installed, largely on account of the 
construction of additional rooms for offices. 

The efficiency of the heating system of the pier has been improved by the instal- 
lation of additional return piping and by substitution of thermostatic elements 
in place of floats in radiator traps. 

On June 5, 1925, a permit was granted to the Federal Government to occupy 
two rooms at this pier until June 30, 1926, for the use of the Assistant Weighers 
and for storage purposes. 

Viaduct mid Ramp. 

During the year waterproofing has been placed upon the roadways paved with 
granite blocks on the viaduct from Summer Street to Commonwealth Pier No. 5, 
and on a portion of the ramp connecting the viaduct with D Street. For the 
viaduct roadway a surface treatment of "Bermudez" asphalt was used, and for 
the ramp a tar treatment of " Tarvia A ". After the application of the waterproofing 
the surface was covered with pea stone and sand. The drainage of these roadways 
was also improved by replacing twenty-one scuppers having two and one-half 
inch outlets with larger ones with six inch outlets. All bearings of expansion 
joints in the steel structure of the viaduct and ramp were cleaned and oiled. The 
greater part of the work was done by employees of the Department. 

On Sept. 10, 1925, a contract was made with Steves Lacios Company for cleaning 
and painting all the metal work of the viaduct and ramp. The contract price for 
this work is $8,400. Work was begun Oct. 2, 1925, but was suspended Nov. 9, 
1925, on account of unfavorable weather. 

Under an arrangement with the Boston Elevated Railway the overhead equip- 
ment of the street railway tracks on the viaduct and ramp, extending from Sum- 
mer Street to the Commonwealth Piers, was removed, with the exception of 
twenty-nine trolley poles. For this material $365.73 was received by the Com- 
monwealth. 

Development of Land South of Summer Street. 

The storehouses on D and E Streets, formerly known as the Army Stores, have 
been occupied as in 1924. Two sections of Storehouse No. 1 have been used by the 
Federal Government and the remaining five sections are under lease to the Terminal 
Wharf and Railroad Warehouse Company, now the Wiggin Terminals, Incor- 
porated. Storehouse No. 2 is occupied by the United States Post Office Depart- 
ment and by the Division of Highways of the Department of Public Works. 

On Mar. 12, 1925, an agreement, supplemental to the lease of July 1, 1921, was 
made with the Federal Government authorizing the continuance to June 30, 1928, 
of the use of sections A and G of Storehouse No. 1 by the Quartermaster's Depart- 
ment. By this agreement the United States released to the Commonwealth the 
railroad tracks from their location between the storehouses to their connection 
with the tracks of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company 
near B Street, upon condition that the Commonwealth maintain these tracks in 
good repair during the term of the lease. 

Minor repairs have been made at these storehouses during the year by em- 
ployees of the Division. Water pipes have been replaced, some waterproofing 
has been done upon the roofs and around the skylights and repairs made to both 
roofs and skylights. 

On account of the erection of a new warehouse on the easterly side of C Street 
near Cypher Street, the City of Boston raised and repaved this portion of C Street. 
As a result of this work the Commonwealth was required to raise its tracks crossing 
C Street near Cypher Street, and furnished and placed new creosoted ties under 
the tracks. 



P.D. 54. 55 

The Commonwealth Flats at East Boston. 

Aircraft Landing Field. 

The aircraft landing field at East Boston and an area adjacent to it are leased 
to the Federal Government until June 30, 1926, with the privilege of renewal. 

The balance of the appropriation under chapter 368 of the Acts of 1924 was used 
to complete the work begun last year. Cinders were placed in depressions on the 
field and the approach driveway, and ditches were dug to improve surface drainage. 

This field is now being maintained and the improvements continued under 
appropriations made by the Federal Government. Of the four hangars built 
there, two are used by the United States Army and two by the Massachusetts 
National Guard. 

Dredging and Filling. 

No contract has been in force for dredging and filling at East Boston since the 
completion on Dec. 24, 1923, of the contract with the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific 
Company. The westerly end of the Central Basin has, however, been used as a 
receiving basin for material dredged from various locations in the harbor by dredg- 
ing companies employed chiefly upon private work. In this way 1,230,000 cubic 
yards of material have been deposited since Dec. 24, 1923, including 620,000 cubic 
yards placed during the year. 

The Commonwealth has reclaimed at East Boston about 150 acres, a portion of 
which is included in the areas leased to the Federal Government for the aircraft 
landing field. 

Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East Boston. 

During the year the inner portion of the depressed track pit at this pier was 
replanked under an agreement with the William L. Miller Company at a cost of 
$494. 

Repairs to the roof covering of the pier shed and the covering of the whole roof 
with waterproofing liquid were completed in October by the Vitaplastic Roof 
Service Company at a cost of $1,710.52. 

The wooden fence on the property bordering Lewis Street has also been repaired. 

Houghs Neck Sea Wall, Quincy. 

Repairs to this sea wall were completed during the year. Parts of the concrete 
coping were replaced, masonry joints repointed and repairs made to the concrete 
backing where no back filling had been placed. The cost of the work was $791.09. 

Pig Rock, Hull. 

Under authority of section 6 of Chapter 1 of the General Laws, the title of a 
tract- of land 100 feet square at Pig Rock near the entrance to Weymouth Fore 
River in the town of Hull was conveyed Feb. 26, 1925, to the Federal Government 
for locating, constructing and maintaining thereon a light as an aid to navigation. 

Point Allerton Sea Wall, Hull. 

By chapter 315 of the Acts of 1925, the Division of Waterways and Public 
Lands is authorized to construct a breakwater or sea wall at Allerton in the town 
of Hull for the purpose of protecting said point from erosion by the sea. The act 
provides that no work shall be done until the town of Hull has assumed liability 
for damages, and the county of Plymouth and town of Hull has each contributed 
and paid into the State Treasury the sum of $25,000, that the total cost of the 
project shall not exceed $75,000, and that the act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance before Dec. 31, 1925, by vote of the County Commissioners and of the town 
of Hull, and the filing with the Division of certified copies of the votes. 

On July 17, 1925, the town of Hull voted to accept this act and on July 21st 
executed an agreement assuming liability for damages. The act was accepted by 
the County Commissioners of Plymouth County by vote of June 2, 1925. Certified 
copies of these votes were filed with the Division. 



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A survey has been made of the shore and adjoining property between the easterly 
end of the concrete sea wall built in 1902 by the Commonwealth at Stony Beach, 
and the westerly end of the granite sea wall built at Point Allerton by the Federal 
Government between 1870 and 1874, and tentative plans have been prepared for 
construction of a concrete wall. 

The matter of the title to property along the proposed site of the wall is now 
being investigated by the Department of the Attorney General. 

Stony Beach Sea Wall, Hull. 

In May and June minor repairs were made to the sea wall extending along shore 
for a distance of about 1,500 feet westerly from Allerton. Portions of the grano- 
lithic top were replaced with new mortar and openings at construction joints 
were repointed. No work was done upon the concrete jetties which have been worn 
and broken by the action of the sea and ice. The total cost of the repairs made 
was $478.58. 

Victory Plant, Squantum. 

In accordance with the provisions of chapter 23 of the Resolves of 1924, the 
Division under date of Jan. 13, 1925, made a special report to the legislature regard- 
ing its investigation as to the advisability of the acquisition by the Commonwealth 
from the Federal Government of the Victory Plant at Squantum. This report was 
printed as House No. 421 of 1925. 

RIVERS, HARBORS, TIDE WATERS AND FORESHORES OUTSIDE OF 

BOSTON HARBOR. 

For the improvement of rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of 
Boston Harbor, in accordance with the provisions of section 11, Chapter 91, General 
Laws, an appropriation of $50,000 was made during 1925 with the following con- 
dition: " provided, however, that all expenditures made for the protection of 
shores shall be upon condition that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organizations and individuals, and that 
in the case of dredging channels for harbor improvements at least twenty-five 
per cent of the cost shall be covered by contributions from municipalities or other 
organizations and individuals." 

An appropriation of $25,000 was also available during the year for the mainte- 
nance of structures, and for repairing damages along the coast line or river banks 
of the Commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other obstructions from 
tide waters and great ponds. 

Petitions were filed with the Division during the year for surveys and improve- 
ments in the following localities: Connecticut River, Greenfield; Essex Canal, 
Ipswich; Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs; Manchester Harbor, Manchester; Nobscus- 
set Harbor, Dennis; Oak Bluffs water front protection; Quansett Harbor, Orleans; 
Smith's Cove, Gloucester; Wild Harbor, Falmouth. 

Public hearings have been held, certain surveys and estimates of cost made, 
but no work has been done to carry out improvements petitioned for at Connecticut 
River, Greenfield; Essex Canal, Ipswich; Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs; Manchester 
Harbor, Manchester; Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis; Smith's Cove, Gloucester; 
Wild Harbor, Falmouth. 

Information relating to work previously done in various rivers and harbors of 
the Commonwealth may be found in the annual reports of the Board of Harbor 
and Land Commissioners, the Commission on Waterways and Public Lands, in 
previous reports of this Division, and in the tables in the Appendix accompanying 
the present report. These tables show localities, character of work, appropriations 
and expenditures by the Commonwealth and certain appropriations and expendi- 
tures by the Federal Government. 

An account of the work done during the year 1925, for the improvement of 
rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of Boston Harbor follows: 



P.D. 54. 57 

Annisquam River, Gloucester. 

The work of dredging an anchorage basin and removing a shoal in Annisquam 
River about 1,500 feet northwesterly of Blynman Bridge, under contract of Nov. 
6, 1924, with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company, was completed 
Jan. 7, 1925, at a contract cost of $11,088.42. A basin of approximately 1.2 acres 
was dredged to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water. Toward the cost of this work 
a contribution of $3,000 was made by the city of Gloucester. Amount expended 
during the year, $11,858.35. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, $128,660.34. 

Beverly Harbor. 

Under authority of Chapter 12 of the Resolves of 1922, the Commonwealth 
paid $50,000, as a contribution toward the cost of the improvement of Beverly 
Harbor under a project of the Federal Government including dredging and the 
removal of ledge. The work of dredging was completed Oct. 22, 1924. A contract 
has been made for the removal of ledge within the channel limits, but the work is 
not yet finished. About sixty per cent of the entire project was completed Nov. 30, 
1925. 

Cohasset Harbor. 

Hearing was held Feb. 25, 1925, upon the petition of Henry B. Kimball, and 
others, for dredging. 

On Oct. 9, 1925, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging two areas in Cohasset Harbor to a depth of 6 feet 
at mean low water. The contract prices for this work are: for dredging the areas 
and disposing of the dredged material, 49^ cents for each cubic yard, scow measure- 
ment; for removing and disposing of boulders, $18 for each cubic yard. Work 
has not begun under this contract. Toward the cost of this dredging a contribu- 
tion of $2,000 has been made by the town of Cohasset, and of $3,000 by individuals 
interested. Amount expended during the year, $40.52. Total expenditure to 
Dec. 1, 1925, $66,234.17. 

Connecticut River. 

Holyoke. — Requests were received during the year for extension of the protec- 
tive work begun in 1923 on the bank of Connecticut River in front of property of 
the Holyoke Canoe Club. 

On Jan. 5, 1925, a contract was made with Daniel O'Connell's Sons for placing 
stone riprap on the westerly bank of Connecticut River northerly of Smith's Ferry 
in the city of Holyoke. The contract price for furnishing and placing riprap, 
grading bank, removing stumps and bushes and all incidental work was $2.00 
per ton of stone in place on the bank of the river. This work was completed on 
Jan. 9, 1925, at a contract price of $1,836.00. Under this contract stone riprap 
was placed upon 746 linear feet of river bank to complete the protection of the 
entire waterfront of the Holyoke Canoe Club. Toward the cost of the work con- 
tributions amounting to $976.29 were made by this Club. Amount expended 
during the year, $1,877.57. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, $9,253.27. 

Cotuit Shore Protection, Barnstable. 

On Dec. 2, 1924, a contract was made with Charles I. Hosmer for the construction 
of a timber bulkhead and spur jetties to protect a portion of the shore at the bluffs 
just outside Cotuit Harbor in the town of Barnstable. The contract prices for 
this work were: for furnishing materials and building the timber bulkhead, $4.60 
per linear foot of bulkhead complete in place; for furnishing materials and building 
the timber spur jetties. $4.15 per linear foot of timber jetty complete in place; for 
excavating material from the bank adjacent to the bulkhead and placing the same 
as filling in back of the bulkhead, fifty cents per cubic yard of material in place. 
This work was completed Mar. 3, 1925, at a contract -cost of $8,190.90. Under 
this contract 1,033 feet of timber bulkhead were constructed, with 794 linear feet 
of timber jetties, and 288 cubic yards of filling were placed back of the bulkhead. 
Toward the cost of this work a contribution of $6,000 was made by individuals 
interested. Amount expended during the year, $8,810.04. Total expenditure to 
Dec. 1, 1925, $68,416.69. 



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Falmouth Heights Sea Walls. 

In February an inspection was made of the sea wall at the westerly end of the 
bluff at Falmouth Heights. One section of the wall was found partially over- 
turned and in need of immediate repairs. The necessary work was done by the 
employment of local labor upon a day basis. The work comprised excavating 
back of the 200 feet of wall partially overturned, the realignment of this wall, 
the building of 13 concrete buttresses at broken joints in the wall and the construc- 
tion of 11 timber spur jetties each 15 feet long. This work was completed Apr. 
24, 1925, at a cost of $2,445.08. Toward the cost of the work the town of Falmouth 
made a contribution of SI, 222. 54. Amount expended during the year, $2,448.95. 
Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, S53,S5S.0S. 

Green Hill, Hull. 

An inspection made in June of the sea wall at Gun Rock and Green Hill showed 
the necessity for repairs to that section of the wall northerly of Green Hill. On 
June 18, 1925, a contract was made with Frank H. Barry to repair and point up 
the part of the wall extending from the Hull-Cohasset boundary line to Gun Rock. 
The contract prices for this work were: for furnishing masons and equipment, 
including forms for concrete, SI. 15 per hour for each hour actually worked; for 
furnishing laborers and equipment 85 cents per hour for each hour actually worked; 
for furnishing Portland cement one dollar for each bag delivered on the work; 
for furnishing sand $4.50 for each cubic yard delivered on the work. The repairs 
were completed Oct. 7, 1925, at a contract cost of $3,305.23. 

Under this contract 350 linear feet of concrete footing was constructed under the 
sea wall along the northwesterly face of Green Hill, and repairs were made to small 
sections east and south of this part of the wall. Some work was done also in re- 
pairing a few of the concrete jetties. Amount expended during the year, $3,765.83. 
Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, $37,906.21. 

Herring River, Wellfleet. 

The work of dredging under contract of Oct. 3, 1923, with William E. Burke was 
completed May 29, 1925. A channel 5,500 feet long has been dredged from High 
Toss Bridge to the Railroad Bridge. By this dredging the water level at the Rail- 
road Bridge has been lowered about 2h feet, causing a lowering of the water level 
at the Highway Bridge and helping materially in draining the entire area between 
the railroad and the highway. Amount expended during the year, $2,403.14. 
Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, $32,917.86. 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester. 

The work of dredging in Manchester Harbor under contract of July 2, 1924, with 
the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company was completed Jan. 12, 1925. 
A channel has been dredged 8 feet deep at mean low water and at least 60 feet wide 
on the bottom from the 8-foot contour in the outer harbor to the railroad bridge. 
Amount expended during the year, 82,503.93. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, 
$135,926.28. 

Menamsha Sea Wall. 

An inspection made in June of the sea wall easterly of the entrance channel at 
Menamsha showed the need for immediate repairs. Under an agreement with 
H. N. Hinckley and Son, 216 linear feet of concrete footing was built under the wall, 
20 buttresses were constructed in front of the wall, 13 small piers placed back of 
two sections and about 40 linear feet at the top of the wall replaced. 

On Nov. 19, 1925, a contract was made with William E. Burke for placing about 
200 tons of stone chips and 400 tons of heavy riprap in front of this wall for further 
protection. The contract price for furnishing and placing this stone is $9.89 for 
each ton of 2,000 pounds. Work has not yet begun under this contract. 

Amount expended during the year, $3,659.58. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1925, $81,699.08. 



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Mitchells River, Chatham. 

Hearing was held Feb. 25, 1925, upon a petition of Erastus T. Bearse, and others, 
for dredging a channel in Mitchell's River and the Mill Pond, Chatham. 

On May 28, 1925, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging a channel in Mitchell's River 5 feet deep at mean 
low water and 60 feet wide on the bottom, from the 5-foot contour in Stage Harbor 
to the 5-foot contour in the outer pond, a distance of about 3,500 feet, and for 
dredging a channel to the same depth and width through the bar between the two 
ponds, a distance of 450 feet. The contract prices for this work were: for dredging 
channels and disposing of the dredged material 33 cents for each cubic yard of 
material dredged and measured in scows, if taken to sea, or in situ if deposited on 
shore; for removing and disposing of boulders $20 for each cubic yard. Toward 
the cost of this work a contribution of $6,000 was made by the town of Chatham. 
Work under this contract was completed Sept. 23, 1925, at a contract cost of 
$21,476.40. Amount expended during the year, $22,790.96. Total expenditure 
to Dec. 1, 1925, $23,113.92. 

Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, Orleans. 

The dredging in Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay under contract of June 5, 
1924, with William E. Burke, was completed Feb. 6, 1925. Difficulties encountered 
by the contractor in the course of this dredging increased the estimated cost of the 
work. In order that all the dredging contemplated in the contract might be done, 
an additional contribution of $500 was made by the town of Orleans toward the 
increased cost. Amount expended during the year, $15,382.58. Total expenditure 
to Dec. 1, 1925, $28,529.62. 

Nantucket Harbor. 

The work of dredging in Nantucket Harbor under contract of May 2, 1924, 
with Herbert T. Gerrish was completed May 6, 1925. Under this contract an area 
of approximately 4.3 acres was dredged to a depth of 4 feet at mean low water. 
Amount expended during the year, $2,929.13. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925 

$58,982.52. 

New Bedford State Pier. 

Since the termination on Dec. 31, 1923, of the lease of Mar. 1, 1921, to the New 
Bedford Storage Warehouse Company, this pier has been operated bj^ the Division. 
A revised schedule of rates adopted by the Division for use at this pier was ap- 
proved by the Governor and Council and became effective on July 15th of this year. 

During the year minor repairs have been made. A new track and hood have been 
built over the sliding doors of the main pier, casters placed upon the bottom of 
these doors and repairs made to the concrete chocks around the pier near low water. 
Arrangements have also been made for new waterproofing upon the immigration 
shed and for repairing the roofs of the steel and wooden sheds. 

Two transportation companies occupy space at the northerly end of the immigra- 
tion shed and in the south wing of the timber freight shed, respectively. All the 
remaining space is available for cargo. 

This pier, built under authority of chapter 693 of the Acts of 1914, was com- 
pleted in 1917, providing accommodations for a vessel 600 feet long with a draft of 
25 feet, and has been equipped for serving large ocean-going craft. 

A steel and concrete two-story building 300 feet long and 105 feet wide, provided 
with a freight elevator, has been built upon the pier. In extension of this building 
two one-story wooden sheds have been built, in addition to a wooden shed for use 
in admitting immigrants. 

Additional dredging was done by the Commonwealth in 1922 in New Bedford 
Harbor to provide an adequate approach to this pier, and in 1924 the Federal 
Government completed the dredging of a channel 25 feet deep at mean low water 
into this harbor from deep water in Buzzards Bay. 

Amount expended during the year for operation, $6,176.58. Total expenditure 
to Dec. 1, 1925, for operation, $30,790.18; for construction, $494,133.33. 



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Oak Bluffs Sea Walls. 

Hearing was held Feb. 25, 1925, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Oak Bluffs 
for water front protection for the shore in the vicinity of the steamboat landing. 

On June 11, 1925, a contract was made with the Guiney and Hanson Construc- 
tion Company to build 1,785 linear feet of concrete sea wall and 14 timber jetties. 
The wall is to extend northerly and southerly from the steamboat wharf to pro- 
tect the stretch of shore from an existing wall near the bathhouse to the end of a 
wall near the jetty at Lake Anthony. The contract prices for this work are: for 
furnishing materials and constructing the concrete wall and steps $19.25 per 
cubic yard of concrete measured in the completed work; for furnishing materials 
and constructing the timber spur jetties $8.50 for each linear foot measured in 
place; for excavating material from bank in back of wall and placing same as 
filling back of wall 75 cents for each cubic yard of material measured in place. 
Work under this contract is now in progress. Toward the cost of the work the town 
of Oak Bluffs has made a contribution of $25,000. 

In September the attention of the Division of Waterways and Public Lands was 
called by the Division of Highways to the erosion in progress at the southeasterly 
end of the sea wall at Sea View Avenue and to the danger of encroachment upon 
the State Highway. The expense of building that part of the wall within the limits 
of the State Highway was originally paid by the Highway Commission. 

On Oct. 1, 1925, a contract was made with William E. Burke for placing about 
800 tons of stone riprap to protect about 300 linear feet of beach at the southerly 
end of this wall. The contract price for furnishing and placing this stone is $6.95 
for each ton in place in the completed work. One half the cost of this protection 
is to be paid by the Division of Highways. Work under this contract has not yet 
begun. 

Amount expended during the year, $24,507.43. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1925, $61,302.24. 

Plymouth Harbor. 

Under the provisions of chapter 46, Resolves of 1923, a payment of $51,000 
was made by the Commonwealth to the United States toward the cost of the im- 
provement of this harbor under a project of the Federal Government. The work 
was contingent upon the construction by the town of Plymouth of a satisfactory 
terminal. The building of this terminal was delayed so that the dredging by the 
Federal Government was not begun until Sept. 29, 1925. The work is now in 
progress and about 23% completed. 

During the fall of 1924 complaints were received by the Division regarding ob- 
struction to navigation by old piles remaining in this harbor after the removal of 
old wharves by the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission. Boats grounded upon 
these piles and, in one case at least, received serious damage. 

On Dec. 4, 1924, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water two areas within 
which these piles were located. The contract prices for this work were: for dredg- 
ing the areas, including the removal of all piles to the depth specified, and dis- 
posing of the dredged material, 68 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement: for 
removing boulders $20 for each cubic yard. This work was completed Jan. 22, 
1925. at a contract cost of $6,693.24. Amount expended during the year, $7,506.10. 
Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, 8282,632.13. 

Commonwealth Property at Plymouth. 

By chapter 264 of the Acts of 1925, an appropriation not to exceed $9,000 was 
made for the repair, care and maintenance of the property at Plymouth acquired 
by the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission and placed under the jurisdiction of the 
Division of Waterwavs and Public Lands by vote of the Governor and Council 
on July 17, 1924. 

During the year repairs have been begun to the pier upon this property by the 
placing of gravel filling and of stone riprap in front of the bulkhead. This work 
is now in progress. Arrangements have been made also for the care and mainte- 
nance of the grounds. 



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On June 24, 1925, a memorial fountain, built upon land of the State at the 
northwesterly corner of Water and North Streets by the National Society of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, was dedicated and given to the Common- 
wealth. The Division has assumed the care and maintenance of this fountain. 
Amount expended during the year, $5,570.58. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, 
$5,570.58. 

Quansett Harbor, Orleans. 

While the work of dredging channels in Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay was 
in progress the Selectmen of Orleans petitioned for the dredging of a channel from 
Pleasant Bay into Quansett Pond. On Feb. 14, 1925, a contract was made with 
William E. Burke to dredge a channel 4 feet deep at mean low water and at least 
40 feet wide on the bottom, from the 4-foot contour in Pleasant Bay to the 4-foot 
contour in Quansett Harbor, a distance of about 600 feet. The contract price for 
this work was the lump sum of $2,000. Work under this contract was completed 
Mar. 7, 1925. The channel as actually dredged has a minimum width of 50 feet 
and an average depth of about 5 feet at mean low water. Toward the cost of this 
work the town of Orleans made a contribution of $500. Amount expended during 
the year, $2,000. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, $2,194.50. 

Scituate Harbor. 

Hearing was held on Feb. 25, 1925, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Scituate, 
and others, for dredging in Scituate Harbor. 

On Sept. 25, 1925, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging two areas in Scituate Harbor to a depth of 6 feet 
at mean low water. The contract prices for this work were: for dredging and 
disposing of the dredged material, 53 cents for each cubic yard measured in scows 
if deposited at sea, or in place if disposed of on shore; for excavating and disposing 
of boulders, $20 for each cubic yard. This work was completed Nov. 24, 1925, 
at a contract cost of $19,681.91. Under this contract a channel 600 feet long and 
60 feet wide was dredged easterly of the wharves in this harbor, and the anchorage 
basin northerly of the Town Wharf was increased about one and one-third acres 
in area. Toward the cost of this work the town of Scituate made a contribution of 
$5,000. Amount expended during the year, $17,063.95. Total expenditure to 
Dec. 1, 1925, $122,040.87. 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee. 

An examination made in August of the breakwater at Waquoit showed that the 
outer end of the structure had settled to such an extent that it was submerged by 
high courses of tides. 

On Oct. 1, 1925, a contract was made with William E. Burke to furnish and 
place about 200 tons of heavy stone riprap in the construction of a beacon at the 
outer end of the breakwater. The contract price for this work is $6.95 for each 
ton in place in the completed work. Work has not begun under this contract. No 
expenditure has been made during the year. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, 
$54,139.85. 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth. 

Hearing was held Feb. 25, 1925, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Falmouth, 
and others, for dredging a channel and basin at West Falmouth. 

On Sept. 24, 1925, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water about 15,000 
cubic yards of material in an entrance channel and about 7,500 cubic yards in an 
anchorage basin. The contract prices for this work were: for dredging and dis- 
posing of the dredged material 46 cents for each cubic yard, measured in scows 
if deposited at sea or measured in place if excavated by hydraulic process; for 
excavating and disposing of boulders, $18 for each cubic yard. This work was 
completed Nov. 21, 1925, at a contract cost of $13,632.40. Under this contract a 
channel has been dredged 1,200 feet long, 100 feet wide on the bottom and 6 feet 
deep at mean low water, and an anchorage basin of about 1.5 acres of the same 



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depth has been provided. Toward the cost of this work contributions amounting 
to $3,473.75 were made by individuals interested. Amount expended during the 
year, $11,848.45. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, $36,302.08. 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich. 

The work under contract of Nov. 13, 1924, with Joseph W. Nickerson for con- 
structing a stone jetty in place of the timber one on the easterly side of the harbor, 
and for the placing of stone chips to seal openings in the westerly jetty, was com- 
pleted Feb. 13, 1925. The completed stone jetty is 100 feet long and is built upon 
the line of the old timber jetty a portion of which has been removed. Amount 
expended during the year, $9,389.54. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, $47,956.54. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 
Angle Tree Monument Reservation. 
Chapter 289 of the Acts of 1925, establishing this reservation, provides: 

" Section 1. The department of public works on behalf of the commonwealth 
may take by eminent domain under chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws, 
or acquire by gift, purchase or otherwise, such land or interests therein as may be 
necessary to preserve and protect the Angle Tree Monument, so-called, erected 
by the commonwealth in seventeen hundred and ninety, in pursuance of a resolve 
of the general court, to mark the place where the Angle Tree formerly stood which 
served as a bound between the Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth colonies, and to 
secure access to said monument from the highway. Any deed of any such land 
to the commonwealth shall first be approved as to form by the attorney general. 

''Section 2. The land so acquired shall be known as the Angle Tree Monu- 
ment Reservation. Said reservation and monument shall be under the joint control 
and management of, and shall be kept in proper condition and repair by, the towns 
of North Attleborough and Plainville, acting through their selectmen, who, for 
said purposes, shall constitute a joint board. Said towns may appropriate money 
for said purposes, to be expended upon the order and under the direction of said 
board. The commissioner of public works shall notify said board whenever in his 
opinion such reservation or monument is not being maintained in proper con- 
dition and repair and shall specify in said notice what repairs and improvements 
therein are necessary, and said board shall forthwith cause to be made the repairs 
and improvements so specified. In case of non-compliance within sixty days after 
receipt of said notice or within such further time as said commissioner may allow, 
the commissioner shall cause such repairs or improvements to be made, the same 
to be paid for, in the first instance, from the general revenue of the commonwealth. 
The commissioner shall certify to the state treasurer the amount of such payments 
and one half of all such amounts shall be assessed upon each of said towns and 
collected and paid over to the state treasurer in the same manner and at the same 
time as state taxes. 

" Section 3. For the purposes of section one, the department of public works 
may expend such sum, not exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars, as may here- 
after be appropriated." 

The Department, in accordance with this act, has made a survey and plan of the 
land around the monument and has held conferences with individuals interested 
relative to the acquisition of the necessary property. No land has yet been taken 
for this purpose. 

Great Ponds. 

Jurisdiction over great ponds belonging to the Commonwealth was conferred 
upon the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners by chapter 318, Acts of 1888. 
This act applies to ponds containing in their natural state ten or more acres of land. 
Authority to sell and convey or lease, subject to the approval of the Governor and 
Council, any of the islands owned by the State in great ponds, was later given by 
chapter 379, Acts of 1904, now section 2, chapter 91, General Laws. 



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During the year the Division has considered matters relating to: Alum Pond, 

Sturbridge; Baddacook Pond, Groton; Bartlett Pond, Plymouth; Big Pond, 

Otis; Bungay Reservoir or Greenwood Lake, North Attleborough and Mansfield; 

Cedar Dell Pond, Dartmouth; Cedar Pond, Carver; Coopers Pond, North Carver; 

Crystal Lake, Newton; Island Creek Pond, Duxbury; Lake Massapoag, Sharon; 

Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester; Lake Whalom, Lunenburg; Lake Winthrop, 

Holliston; Laurel Lake, Lee; Massapoag Pond, Lunenburg; North Pond, Florida; 

Quaboag Lake, Brookfield; Silver Lake, Pittsfield; Singletary Pond, Sutton; 

Skinequit Pond, Harwich; Snipatuit Pond, Rochester; South Pond, Savoy. 
A list of the lakes and ponds of the State with areas of ten or more acres, given 

by counties, is printed in the report of the Commission on Waterways and Public 

Lands on "Water Resources of Massachusetts, 1918." 

Surveys have been made during the year of the following ponds: 







Area 


Natural 


Maximum 






Surveyed 


Area 


Depth 


Name. 


Town. 


(Acres) . 


(Acres) . 


(Feet). 


Little Pond . 


. Sherborn 


. 27.26 


21.43 


22.0 


Silver Lake . 


. Pittsfield . 


. 31.19 


31.19 


29.5 


North Pond . 


. Florida 


. 19.23 


17.04 


31.4 


South Pond . 


. Savoy . 


. 28.99 


25.58 


11.3 


Cedar Pond . 


. Carver 


. 10.90 


10.90 


_i 


Island Creek Pond 


. Duxburv 


_2 


- 


- 



1 No water at time of survey. 2 Part of pond surveyed. 

Amount expended during the year, $2,134.32. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1925, $10,674.52. 

Access to Great Ponds. 

Two petitions relative to public access to great ponds were filed during the year 
in accordance with the provisions of chapter 453 of the Acts of 1923. 

On May 14, 1925, the joint board gave a public hearing upon the petition of 
ten citizens of the Commonwealth representing that public necessity requires a 
right of way for public access to Little Pond, Sherborn. No further action has been 
taken. 

On Nov. 19, 1925, the joint board gave a public hearing upon the petition of ten 
citizens of the Commonwealth representing that public necessity requires a right 
of way for public access to Island Creek Pond, Duxbury. No further action has 
been taken. 

During the year two special reports were made by the joint board to the Legis- 
lature regarding petitions filed during 1924 under the provisions of chapter 453 
of the Acts of 1923. 

House No. 178 of 1925, relative to acquiring a right of way for public access to 
the great pond known as Glen Echo Lake in the town of Stoughton, concludes : 

"Upon consideration of all the evidence, the board finds that it appears that no 
right of way for public access to this pond exists, and that public convenience and 
necessity do not require that such right of way be established." 

No further action was taken in this matter. 

House No. 209 of 1925, relative to public access to Long Pond in the town of 
Blandford, ends with the following conclusions and recommendations: 

"The joint board finds that Long Pond in the town of Blandford is a great pond 
and that its area in a natural condition was 54.5 acres; 

"That no right of way for public access to this pond exists; 

"That public necessity and convenience require the establishment of a right of 
way for public access to Long Pond. . . . 

"The joint board recommends: 

"That the expense of providing this right of way should be borne by the County 
of Hampden or by the cities and towns of said county as the county commissioners 
shall determine ; 

"That the county commissioners should take the necessary land to provide 



64 P.D. 54. 

this access and that the county should be relieved of the necessity of doing any work 
on this right of way, and also any liability for damages arising from the use of the 
way." 

Chapter 102 of the Acts of 1925, providing for the establishment of a right of 
way for public access to Long Pond, Blandford, was passed in accordance with 
these recommendations. 

Expenditures under the provisions of chapter 453 of the Acts of 1923 are in- 
cluded in the amounts given under Great Ponds. 

Province Lands. 

The territory belonging to the Commonwealth known as the Province Lands at 
Provincetown comprises about 3,290 acres lying northerly and westerly of a line 
described in chapter 470, Acts of 1893. By the terms of this act the Board of Harbor 
and Land Commissioners was given general care and supervision of this area. 

Reclamation work under the direction of a superintendent has been carried on 
since 1894. To check the movement of the sand the barren dunes are first covered 
with brush or planted with beach grass. The grass is pulled in bunches about two 
inches thick and transplanted in rows about 4 feet apart and 6 inches deep. The 
transplanted grass lives between three and four years. This work is followed and 
reinforced by the transplanting of trees and shrubs. 

During the year work on these lands has been continued in accordance with 
these methods. Thirty acres of sand dunes have been covered with brush and 9 
acres of bayberry transplanted. In addition 15,000 pines on the sod have been 
transplanted and 143,000 seedlings. 

The sum of $222.94 has been paid into the State Treasury during the year from 
licenses issued for cultivating and picking cranberries on the bogs and for mowing 
meadows and from permits for occupying certain areas on these lands. Amount 
expended during the year, $4,246.58. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1925, 
$106,212.56. 

State Boundaries. 

Chapter 1 of the General Laws, section 4, requires that the Division of Water- 
ways and Public Lands of the Department of Public Works shall in the year 1925 
and in every fifth year thereafter, inspect all monuments or other marks defining 
the location of the boundary lines of the Commonwealth, and if any of them have 
been injured, displaced, removed or lost, the Division shall, in co-operation with 
persons duly authorized by the adjoining State, restore them or replace them with 
suitable stone monuments, and in the same manner set suitable stone monuments 
at points not properly marked where the State boundary is intersected by the 
boundary of any counties, cities or towns in the Commonwealth or by a highway 
or railroad. If officers of adjoining States are required to make such inspection at 
other times, the Division may co-operate with them. By chapter 211, Acts of 
1925, Item 614, a sum not exceeding $3,500 was made available for services and 
expenses in the inspection of State boundary monuments. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the State of New York was made conjointly with Russell S. Green- 
man, representing the State of New York, beginning June 2 and ending June 27, 
1925. All the marks were visited on the dates given in the tables 1 and found, 
with certain exceptions, to be in good condition and properly set. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the State of New Hampshire was made conjointly with Leon C. 
Marshall, representing the State of New Hampshire, beginning June 29 and ending 
July 16, 1925. All the marks were visited on the dates given in the tables 1 and 
found, with certain exceptions, to be in good condition and properly set. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the State of Vermont was made conjointly with George A. Reed, 
representing the State of Vermont, beginning July 20 and ending July 29, 1925. 
All the marks were visited on the dates given in the tables * and found, with certain 
exceptions, to be in good condition and properly set. 

1 Tables may be examined in the files of the department. 



P.D. 54. 65 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was made 
conjointly with Everett A. Kingsley, representing the State of Rhode Island, 
beginning Aug. 3 and ending Aug. 17, 1925. All the marks were visited on the 
dates given in the tables 1 and found, with certain exceptions, to be in good con- 
dition and properly set. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the State of Connecticut was made conjointly with Robert S. Treat, 
representing the State of Connecticut, beginning Oct. 12 and ending Oct. 28, 
1925. All the marks were visited on the dates given in the tables ] and found, 
with certain exceptions, to be in good condition and properly set. 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow op Water in Rivers and Streams. 

By chapter 359, Acts of 1909, chapter 564, Acts of 1912, and chapter 84, Re- 
solves of 1917, co-operation was established between the Commonwealth and the 
Water Resources Branch of the United States Geological Survey, whereby work 
relating to the gauging of streams within the Commonwealth and other work of 
a similar character carried on by the said survey have been obtained for use by the 
Division, said data being available for other Departments of the Commonwealth. 

Toward the cost of this work the Department has paid during the year $3,998.71. 

Topographical Map of Massachusetts, Town Boundary Atlases of the 
Boundary Lines of Cities and Towns, and Other Maps. 

Under authority of section 33, chapter 91, General Laws, as amended by section 
2, chapter 57, Acts of 1923, and under previous laws, 4,838 sections of the topo- 
graphical map of Massachusetts, 49 maps of Massachusetts, dated 1917, 65 maps 
of Boston Inner Harbor, edition of 1923, 9 maps of Cape Cod Canal, 7 maps of 
the Province Lands at Provincetown and 6 atlases of the boundary lines of cities 
and towns have been sold during the year ending Nov. 30, 1925, for which $762 
was received and paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

No town boundary atlases were distributed during the year under authority of 
chapter 360, Acts of 1900, as amended by chapter 484, Acts of 1909. 

Re-establishment of Certain Triangulation Stations. 

By section 33, chapter 91, General Laws, the Division is authorized to make such 
surveys and to do such other work as may be required by any order of the Land 
Court, to re-establish and permanently mark certain triangulation points and 
stations previously established in connection with the topographical survey of the 
Commonwealth, and the town boundary survey, which have been lost or destroyed, 
and to obtain the geographical position of such new points and stations as may be 
required from time to time by the Court. 

During the year the locations of the following triangulation stations were deter- 
mined and permanently marked on the ground and the geographical positions 
furnished to the Land Court: 5 stations in Cotuit and 8 stations in Attleboro. 

In addition the following triangulation stations were determined: 2 stations in 
Natick; 5 stations in Framingham; and one station in Pittsfield. 

The geographical positions of 15 stations in Nantucket were computed and 
furnished to the Land Court. 

Amount expended during the year, $470.67. 

Licenses and Permits. 

During the year 127 licenses were granted for work to be done in tide waters, 
great ponds, Connecticut River and Merrimack River, and 100 permits for mis- 
cellaneous purposes. The Division also approved 47 permits granted by cities 
and towns for the construction and maintenance of fish weirs in tide water. 



1 Tables may be examined in the files of the department. 



66 P.D. 54. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE. 

Glen Echo Lake, a great pond, in Stoughton, Public access to. — Report made 
Dec. 22, 1924, by the Attorney-General and the Division of Waterways and Public 
Lands, under chapter 453, Acts of 1923. (House 178 of 1925.) 

Long Pond, a great pond in Blandford, Public access to. — Report made Dec. 
31, 1924, by the Attorney-General and the Division of Waterways and Public 
Lands, under chapter 453, Acts of 1923. (House 209 of 1925.) 

"Victory Plant", at Squantum, in Quincy, as to advisability of acquiring by 
Commonwealth. — Report made Jan. 13, 1925, by the Division of Waterways 
and Public Lands, under chapter 23, Resolves of 1924. (House 421 of 1925.) 

APPENDIX. 

Receipts during Fiscal Year 1925. 

Port of Boston Fund. 

Rent under leases and permits SI 13,341 78 

Use of Commonwealth Pier 5 165,743 43 

Use of Commonwealth Pier 1 . 3,056 85 

Use of Hayward Creek Property 538 00 

Use of Diving Scow 182 50 

Inspection of Dumping, Boston Harbor .... 10,454 27 

Dumping at Receiving Basins 11,974 54 

License Charges, Boston Harbor 3,000 00 

Pay Station Receipts 121 55 

Sale of land — South Boston 48,660 71 

Sale of railway material 365 73 

Sale of brick 157 50 

Sale of Boston Harbor maps 32 50 



$357,629 36 



Waterways Fund. 

Inspection of Dumping, outside of Boston Harbor . $166 88 

License charges, outside of Boston Harbor . . . 479 60 



646 48 



Income from Sundry Sources. 

Inspection of Dumping, outside of Boston Harbor . $448 62 

License charges, outside Boston Harbor .... 2,226 90 
Sale of Massachusetts Atlas Sheets and miscellaneous 

maps . . . 729 50 

Sale of contract specifications and plans ... 84 00 

Certified Copying Charges 101 50 

Charges under permits (Menamsha) .... 35 00 

3,625 52 

Use of Province Lands 222 94 

Use of State Pier, New Bedford 2,846 49 

Interest on Bank Accounts 180 72 



$365,151 51 



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68 P.D. 54. 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors and 
Channels within Boston Harbor, under the Direction of the De- 
partment of Public Works, Division of Waterways and Public Lands, 
and its Predecessors, from 1893 to 1925, Inclusive. 



Locality and Character of Work. 
Cottage Park Channel, Winthrop, Dredging 
Dorchester, easterly shore, Boston, Dredging 
Harbor View, Boston, Dredging . 
Hingham Harbor, Dredging .... 
Houghs Neck Channel, Quincy, Dredging . 
Island End River, Everett, Survey 
Jeffries Point Channel, Dredging . 
Mystic River (near Lawrence <fe Wiggin's wharf), 

Dredging 

Neponset River, Dredging .... 
Old Harbor Cove, Dredging .... 
Orient Heights Channels, Dredging . 
Pemberton Point, Hull, Breakwater 
Pleasant Park Yacht Club Channel, Dredging 
Point Allerton, Hull, Sea wall 
Point Shirley, Dredging .... 

Quincy Bay, Dredging 

Shirley Gut, Boston and Winthrop, Dredging 
South Boston, southerly shore, Dredging . 
Stony Beach, Hull, Sea wall .... 
Weir River, Hull, Dredging .... 
Wessagussett Channel, Dredging . 
Weymouth Fore River, Dredging 
Winthrop Harbor Channels, Dredging 



Contributions 

by Municipality 

or Others. 

si, 000 00 
1,000 00 



6.500 00 
3,500 00 



10,000 00 

60,000 00 

50,000 00 

3,000 00 

25,000 00 
1,700 00 



Total 

Expenditure. 

$22,012 08 

84,780 47 

146 00 

41,595 12 

29,312 18 

264 10 

2,961 90 

5,927 70 

101,531 09 

9,821 69 

45,323 67 

90,316 48 

3,154 92 

424 15 

3,713 37 

54,416 37 

2,110 96 

129,542 08 

12,000 60 

130,963 51 

815 20 

32,759 20 

39,783 58 



$161,700 00 S843,676 42 



Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from Dec. 
1, 1924, to Nov. 30, 1925, under Chapter 91 of the General Laws. 



Location and Character of Work. 
Annisquam River, Gloucester, Dredging 
Brant Rock, Sea wall .... 
Bucks Creek, Chatham: 

Timber jetty 



Contributions. 

83,000 00 
1,701 15 



Dredging 



SI, 138 04 
166 31 



Cohasset Harbor, Survey 

Connecticut River, Hadley, Riprap . 
Connecticut River, Holyoke, Riprap . 
Cotuit Harbor, Bulkhead and spur jetties . 

Edgartown Harbor, Survey 

Falmouth Heights, Sea wall 

Great Ponds, Survey 

Herring River, Wellfleet, Survey .... 
Improvement of Rivers and Harbors, General ex- 
penses 

Ipswich River, Dredging 

Manchester Harbor, Dredging .... 
Mitchells River, Chatham, Dredging . 
Xantucket Harbor, Dredging .... 
Xamequoit River and Pleasant Bay, Dredging . 



5,000 00 

976 29 

6,000 00 

1,222 54 



6,000 00 
500 00 



Expenditures. 
811,858 35 



1,304 35 

40 52 

2,151 58 

1,877 57 

8,810 04 

249 42 

2,445 08 

2,060 14 

8 75 

3,721 72 

6,854 77 
2,503 93 

22,790 96 
2,929 13 

15,382 58 



P.D. 54. 



Expenditures and Contributions, etc. 



69 



Location and Character of Work. 
Nauset Harbor, Orleans, Dredging channel 
Oak Bluffs, Sea wall and jetties . 
Pamet River, Truro, Survey .... 
Pleasant Bay, Chatham, Dredging 
Quansett Harbor, Orleans, Dredging , 
Rockport Harbor, Survey .... 

Salem Harbor, Surveys 

Scituate Harbor, Dredging .... 
Scituate, Protective work .... 
Smiths Cove, Gloucester, Survey . 
Warrens Cove, Plymouth, Survey 
West Falmouth Harbor, Survey and dredging 
Westport Harbor, Jetty extension 
Witchmere Harbor, Jetty .... 



tc. — ■ Concluded. 




Contributions. Expenditures. 


- 


$1,161 96 


$25,000 00 


24,507 43 


- 


33 55 


- 


324 65 


500 00 


2,000 00 


- 


168 17 


- 


300 67 


5,000 00 


17,063 95 


11,033 20 


- 


- 


142 28 


- 


321 03 


3,473 75 


11,848 45 


- 


2,595 35 


— 


83 97 


$69,406 93 


$145,540 35 



Expenditures and Contributions from 1893 to 1925, inclusive, for River 
and Harbor Work, under the Direction of the Department of Public 
Works, Division of Waterways and Public Lands, and its Predeces- 
sors (excepting Boston Harbor). 

Contributions 
by Municipality Total 
Locality and Character of Work. 

Acushnet River, Inspection and dredging . 

Aliens Harbor, Harwich, Surveys .... 

Aliens Pond, Dartmouth, Survey .... 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, Dredging, removing 
ledges and riprap 

Apponagansett Harbor and River, Dartmouth, 
Survey, dredging, and stone breakwater 

Barnstable Harbor, Barnstable, Survey and dredg- 
ing . 

Bass River, Beverly, Dredging 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, Jetties, dredging 
and survey 

Beach Street, Scituate, Wall and jetties. See 
Scituate. 

Beverly Harbor, Dredging 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, Sea wall .... 

Bucks Creek, Chatham, Jetties, survey and dredg- 
ing 

Buzzards Bay, Falmouth, Survey .... 

Cataumet Harbor. See Megansett Harbor. 

Cedar Point, Scituate, Wall and breakwater. See 
Scituate. 

Centerville River, Barnstable, Dredging 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, Breakwater and dredg- 
ing 

Concord River, Billerica, Removing boulders . 

Connecticut River, Investigation of navigation and 
surveys 

Connecticut River, Agawam, Protective work . 

Connecticut River, Chicopee, Survey, wall and riprap 

Connecticut River, Hadley, Protective work and 
diversion wall 



or Others. 


Expenditure. 


— 


$118,764 85 
302 00 


t — 


195 95 


$3,000 00 


128,660 34 


- 


55,786 05 


1,500 00 
55,535 75 


18,554 64 
81,075 56 


2,500 00 


115,390 70 


3,701 15 


50,000 00 1 

18,178 75 


2,500 00 


39,719 69 
166 11 



1,500 00 7,603 22 



•5,691 88 
150 00 


66,234 17 
1,664 59 


640 00 


7,074 62 
18,814 42 
25,789 02 


5,000 00 


112,552 48 2 



1 $50,000 expended by U. S. Government. 

2 From 1888, inclusive. 



70 



Expenditures and Contributions, etc. — Continued, 

Contributions 
by Municipality 



Locality and Character of Work. 

Connecticut River, Hatfield, Dikes and riprap . 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, Marking and lighting 
old piers 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, Dredging and pro- 
tective work 

Connecticut River, Northampton, Protective work . 

Connecticut River, Northfield, Riprap 

Connecticut River, South Hadley, Wall 

Connecticut River, Springfield and West Springfield, 
Protective work 

Conservation of Waters, Investigation 

Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable, Dredging and survey . 

Cuttyhunk Harbor, Gosnold, Jetties and dredging . 

Deacons Pond Harbor, Falmouth. See Falmouth 
Inner Harbor. 

Duxbury Bay and Harbor, Dredging .... 

East Bay, Osterville, Jetties, dredging and removing 
scows 

Edgartown Harbor, Survey and cut in beach 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth, Dredging 

Essex County Beaches, Survey 

Essex River, Dredging 

Fall River Harbor, Improvement 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, Sea wall 

Falmouth Inner Harbor, Dredging jetties and wall 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate, Wall and riprap 
See Scituate. 

Fresh Water Cove, Gloucester, Dredging . 

Glades, North Scituate, Filling and riprap. See 
Scituate. 

Gloucester, Western Avenue, Sea wall 

Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, Dredging and re- 
moving ledges 

Great Ponds, Survey 

Green Harbor, Marshfield, Jetties, dredging and 
survey ... .... 

Gun Rock Point, Hull, Breakwater 

Harbor Cove, Gloucester, Survey and dredging 

Herring Creek, Scituate, Survey . . 

Herring River, Harwich, Jetties and dredging 

Herring River, Wellfleet, Dikes and ditches 

Housatonic River, Sheffield, Survey . 

Hull, Sea walls and survey .... 

Humarock Beach, Scituate, Survey, wall and 
jetties. See Scituate. 

Hyannisport, Barnstable, Survey and breakwater . 

Improvement of Rivers and Harbors, General 
expenses 

Ipswich River, Ipswich, Jetty, wall, riprap and 
dredging 

Kings Beach, Swampscott, Removal of obstruction . 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, Jetties and dredging 

Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, Investigation . 



or Others, 
$1,000 00 



1,991 29 



1,000 00 



8,000 00 
9,000 00 



P.D. 54. 



Total 

Expenditure. 

$14,952 57 

1,195 32 

9,253 27 
1,524 20 
3,662 28 
7,379 58 

12,510 08 * 

51,764 62 

68,416 69 

70,754 18 



2.000 00 42,602 29 



10,000 00 
300 00 



14,222 54 
14,000 00 



70,924 23 

3,444 18 

17,728 48 

1,000 00 

76,304 33 2 

1,130 18 

53,858 08 

108,707 03 



3,300 00 17,477 53 



35,000 00 


60,000 00 


7,500 00 


118,994 65 


— 


10,674 52 


— 


76,466 85 


10,000 00 


65,668 52 


866 00 


19,394 73 


- 


253 76 


2,500 00 


56,992 16 


10,000 00 


32,917 86 


- 


2,011 29 


8,882 06 


37,906 21 


2,500 00 


65,017 76 


- 


24,173 07 


3,800 00 


58,702 17 


— 


166 41 


5,000 00 


75,531 24 


— 


345 32 



1 From 1891, inclusive. 

2 $5,000 expended by U. S. Government. 



P.D. 54. 



Expenditures and Contributions, etc. — Continued. 

Contributions 

by Municipality 

or Others. 



71 



Locality and Character of Work. 
Lewis Bay, Barnstable, Survey and dredging . 
Little Harbor, Marblehead, Dredging . 
Little River, Gloucester, Survey .... 
Lobster Cove, Gloucester, Dredging . 
Lynn Harbor, Anchorage Basin, Survey and dredg 

ing . . . . . . . ; . 

Lynn Harbor and Saugus River, Dredging and 

filling 

Manchester Harbor, Survey, jetties and dredging 
Mattapoisett Harbor, Survey .... 
Megansett Harbor, Dredging .... 
Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head, Jetties 

dredging and sea wall 

Merrimack River, Investigation and survey 
Mill River, Gloucester, Survey and dredging . 
Mitchells River, Chatham, Survey and dredging 

Nahant, Survey 

Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, Dredging . 
Nantucket Harbor, Dredging .... 
Nauset Harbor and Town Cove, Dredging 
New Bedford Harbor, Dredging .... 
New Bedford State Pier, Pier, shed and dredging 
New Bedford State Pier, Operation and maintenance 
Newburyport Harbor, Survey .... 
Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis, Breakwater, dredging 

and riprap . . . . . 
North River, Marshfield, Surveys and removing 

rocks 

North River, Salem, Survey 

North Scituate, Spur jetties. See Scituate. 

Oak Bluffs, Removing rocks 

Oak Bluffs, Sea wall 

Onset Bay, Wareham, Survey and dredging 

Orleans, Survey 

Palmers Pond, Falmouth, Survey 
Pamet River, Truro, Survey, dredging and repair- 
ing jetties 

Paskamansett River, Dartmouth, Dredging and 

jetty 

Penikese Island, Gosnold, Pile wharf and survey 
Pines River, Revere and Saugus, Survey . 
Pleasant Bay, Chatham, Dredging 
Plum Island River, Newbury and Newburyport 

. Survey 

Plymouth Harbor, Dredging and removing old piling 
Plymouth Memorial Park, Maintenance 
Popponnessett Bay, Barnstable and Mashpee 

Dredging 

Powow River, Amesbury, Dredging channel and 

riprapping wall 

Province Lands, Provincetown, Reclamation . 
Provincetown Harbor, Shore protection 
Quansett Harbor, Orleans, Survey and dredging 



$2,500 00 

1,500 00 

5,200 00 

37,500 00 
57,000 00 

12,730 00 

700 00 

300 00 
6,000 00 

5,500 00 
5,000 00 
2,000 00 

13,446 74 1 



1,200 00 
1,800 00 



27,500 00 
1,000 00 



Total 

Expenditure. 

$28,963 21 

11,166 16 

862 93 

50,239 86 

121,603 97 

163,431 53 

135,926 28 

255 48 

52,116 66 

81,699 08 

1,208 50 

24,899 59 

23.113 92 

82 15 

28,529 62 

58,982 52 

10,671 24 

18,856 57 

494,133 33 

30,790 18 

115 97 

39,778 84 

8,658 75 
704 52 

594 95 

61,302 24 

15,295 89 

104 18 

358 76 



1,200 00 198,010 32 



5,227 68 

5,192 95 

904 80 

2,364 33 



600 00 



71,794 55 



500 00 



983 31 
282,632 13 2 
5,570 58 

46,252 33 

502 94 

106,212 56 

26,210 37 

2,194 50 



1 Paid by surety company. 

2 $57,000 expended under direction of U. S. Government. 



72 



Expenditures and Contributions, etc. — Continued. 

Contributions 

by Municipality 

or Others. 



P.D. 54. 



Locality and Character of Work. 

Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, Removing pier 

Revere, Stone breakwater 

Rock Harbor, Orleans, Dredging .... 
Rockport Harbor, Dredging and removing rocks 

Salem Harbor, Survey 

Salt Pond River, Eastham, Survey 

Salters Point, Dartmouth, Breakwater 

Sand Hills, Scituate, Wall and jetties. See Scituate 

Sandwich Harbor, Dredging channel, riprap and 

jetties 

Saugus River, Lynn and Saugus, Survey and dredg 

ing 

Scituate, shore protection: 

Beach Street, Scituate 

Cedar Point, Scituate 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate 

Glades, Scituate 

Humarock Beach, Scituate .... 

North Scituate — Surfside .... 

Sand Hills, Scituate 

Third Cliff, Scituate 

Scituate Harbor, Dredging 

Scorton Harbor, Sandwich, Jetty and dredging 
Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, Jetty .... 

Shirley Gut, Survey 

Sippican Harbor, Marion, Survey 

Smiths Cove, Gloucester, Survey and dredging 

South River, Salem, Dredging 

South Watuppa Pond, Fall River, Fenders and 

excavation 

Stage Harbor, Chatham, Dikes and survey 
Taunton-Brockton Waterway, Investigation 
Taunton River, Survey and dredging . 
Taunton River-Boston Harbor Canal, Survey . 
Taunton River-Massachusetts Bay Canal, Survey 
Third Cliff, Scituate, Riprap and survey. See 

Scituate. 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, Repairing sea wall 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisburj^, Breakwater and 

dredging 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, Breakwater, wall and 

bulkhead 

Wareham River, Survey and dredging 

Warrens Cove, Plymouth, Sea wall and survey 

Watch Hill, Chatham, Survey and riprap . 

Wellfleet Harbor, Survey and dredging 

West Bay, Barnstable and Osterville, Jetties and 

dredging 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth, Dredging 

West Harwich, Survey 

Westfield River, Westfield, Survey and jetties 
Westport Harbor, Jetty extension 
Wild Harbor, Falmouth, Jetty and dredging 
Winthrop Shore, Sea walls and protective work 



$400 00 



4,500 00 



Total 
Expenditure. 
$275 00 
60,397 93 
12,492 71 
13,917 
1,490 
210 
42,939 



19 
57 
11 
57 



80,579 84 
2,000 00 20,845 17 



17,333 52 


34,782 50 


21,446 64 


36,991 60 


1,797 92 


12,139 85 


12,250 78 


26,925 49 


37,816 38 


56.960 63 


1,757 60 


16,261 31 


4,511 26 


12,624 06 


74,741 78 


120,028 17 


13,300 00 


122,040 87 


500 00 


17,774 34 


1,500 00 


24.555 10 


- 


97 05 


- 


7 17 


- 


5,305 30 


3,000 00 


13,462 66 


_ 


203 42 


- 


10,803 01 


- 


5,278 18 


12,500 00 


28,697 18 


- 


9,932 75 




11,786 71 


2,380 50 


11,945 01 


1,000 00 


45,518 25 


2,000 00 


54,139 85 


5,000 00 


42,567 93 


9,713 98 


25.083 02 


- 


14,968 75 


1,500 00 


17,600 29 


10,000 00 


88,690 61 


3.473 75 


36,302 08 


3,000 00 


11,692 65 


- 


6,037 29 


- 


19,025 07 


5,000 00 


36,137 71 


3,000 00 


20,087 02 



P.D. 54. 



Expenditures and Contributions, 



Locality and Character of Work. 
Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, Jetties and dredging 
Woods Hole, Great Harbor, Falmouth, Dredging 
Wrecks, Removal from tidewater 
Yarmouthport Harbor, Survey .... 



73 

etc. — Concluded. 

Contributions 
by Municipality Total 
or Others. Expenditure. 

$1,000 00 $47,956 54 
1,500 00 6,968 86 



7,000 00 



9,312 17 
95,977 37 



$772,476 07 $5,742,854 39 



74 



Federal Appropriations axd Expenditures. 



P.D. 54. 



Federal appropriations and expenditures for improvement of rivers and harbors 
in Massachusetts from the establishment of the government to the close of the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1925, as shown in the following tables, furnished by the 
Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army: — 



Table Xo. 1. — Localities at Present wider Improvement. 



[Compiled from the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers, U. 

30, 1925.] 

Locality. 

Xewburyport Harbor 

Boston Harbor 

Beverly Harbor 

Mystic River (upper portion) .... 
Mystic River (below mouth to Island End River) 

Weymouth Fore River 

Plymouth Harbor 

Pollock Rip Shoals, Nantucket Sound . 
Nantucket Harbor of Refuge .... 
New Bedford and Fairhaven Harbors . 
Fall River Harbor 

Totals 



S. Army, for the fiscal year ending June 



Expenditures. 

$500,527 57 

12,739,359 48 

125,323 50 

306,684 84 

581,721 55 

366,666 64 

1,141,205 60 

590,682 07 

895,922 78 

410,388 53 



Appropriations. 

8500,900 00 
13.189.827-58 
245,090 41 « 

330,684 84 

633.750 00 
420,459 80 2 
1,170.000 00 
633,473 50 
899,610 00 
412,411 49 



$17,658,482 56 $18,436,207 62 



Table No. 2. — Localities in which Work is not now in Progress. 



[Compiled from data furnished by the U 

Locality. 
Merrimack River 
Gloucester Harbor 
Salem Harbor 
Lynn Harbor 
Maiden River 

Dorchester Bay and Neponset 
Weymouth Back River 
Provincetown Harbor 
Taunton River . 
Sandy Bay, Cape Ann, harbor 
Bass River .... 
Buzzards Bay Harbor 
Canapitset Channel . 
Chatham Harbor 
Cohasset Harbor 
Duxbury Harbor 
East Dennis Breakwater . 
Edgartown Harbor . 
Essex River 
Hingham Harbor 
Hyannis Harbor 
Ipswich River 
Kingston Harbor 
Little Harbor, Woods Hole 
Manchester Harbor . 
Marblehead Harbor . 
Marthas Vinevard Harbor 



nited States Treas 


ury Department and the Chief of Engineers, U. S 


Army.] 




Expenditures. 


Appropriations 


1404,466 72 


$404,466 72 








538,183 00 


538,183 00 








71.368 66 


71,368 66 








471,637 00 


471,637 00 








149,950 00 


149,950 00 


River 






95.008 00 

27,000 00 

348,062 72 

204,189 18 


95,008 00 

27,000 00 

348,062 72 

204,189 18 


of refuge 






. 1,941,478 00 

20,150 34 

2,500 00 

5,312 54 

12,171 36 

10,000 00 

37,000 00 

7 57 

25,000 00 

30,000 00 

38,316 58 

221,267 07 

5,617 91 

8,940 09 

18,000 00 

23,985 57 

833 42 

7,000 00 


1,941,478 00 

20.150 41 

2,500 00 

9.800 00 

13,732 79 

10,000 00 

3?,000 00 

1,500 00 

25,000 00 

30,000 00 

39,000 00 

221,267 07 

7,500 00 

10,000 00 

18,000 00 

24,300 00 

1,900 00 

7,000 00 



1 In addition $100,000 has been contributed by local interests. 

2 In addition 8108,400 has been contributed by local interests. 



P.D. 54. 75 

Table No. 2. — Localities in which Work is not now in Progress. — Concluded. 



Locality. 

Powow River 
Rockport Harbor 
Scituate Harbor 
Town River 

Vineyard Haven Harbor . 
Wareham Harbor 
Wellfleet Harbor . _ . 
Westport Harbor and River 
Winthrop Harbor 
Woods Hole Channel 



Expenditures. 

$50,940 72 

91,229 25 

104,590 98 

37,577 41 

55,387 35 

95,997 30 

11,365 57 

3,000 00 

9,000 00 

343,599 92 



Appropriations. 

$51,000 00 

91,232 57 

104,680 00 

37,577 41 

60,000 00 

96,236 00 

16,000 00 

3,000 00 

9,000 00 

344,000 00 



Totals $5,520,134 23 $5,542,719 53 



Recapitulation. 

Total of Table No. 1 . . 
Total of Table No. 2 . . 



Expenditures. Appropriations. 
$17,658,482 56 $18,436,207 62 
5,520,134 23 5,542,719 53 



Totals $23,178,616 79 $23,978,927 15 

EXPENDITURES ON BOSTON HARBOR AND ITS TRIBUTARIES TO JUNE 30, 1925. 

JThe tributaries given are those now under improvement and do not include tributaries heretofore improved.] 

Locality. Expenditures. Appropriations. 

Boston Harbor proper 1 . . . . . . $12,739,359 48 $13,189,827 58 

Mystic River (below mouth of Island End River) 2 \ oria noA OA oor . aoA OA 

Mystic River (upper portion) \ . . . ./ 306,684 84 330,684 84 



Totals $13,046,044 32 $13,520,512 42 



1 Including Chelsea Creek. 

2 Now one improvement. 



76 



P.D. 54. 



Contracts made by the Department of Public Works, Division of 

November 



Cox- 
tract 
No. 



Work. 



Contractor. 



Date. 



96 

97 

98 

101a 

104 
107 

108 
109 



Herring River, Wellfleet, marsh drainage 
Nantucket Harbor, dredging . 



Nauset Harbor, Town Cove, Namequoit 
River and Pleasant Bay, Orleans, dredg- 
ing. 

Manchester Harbor, dredging . 



Commonwealth Pier 5, dredging west 
dock. 

Commonwealth Pier 5, South Boston, 

building additional office. 
Annisquam River, Gloucester, dredging . 



Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, jetties 



William E. Burke .... 

Herbert T. Gerrish .... 

William E. Burke .... 

Bay State Dredging & Contracting Co. 

Bay State Dredging & Contracting Co. 

Casey and Darcy Company 

Bay State Dredging & Contracting Co. 

Joseph W. Nickerson .... 



Commonwealth Pier 5, dredging east dock | Rendle-Kenney Dredging & Con- 
tracting Co. 



110 Cotuit, timber bulkhead . 



Ill 

112 

113 
114 



Plymouth Harbor, dredging . 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, protective 
work. 

Quansett Harbor, Orleans, dredging 

Commonwealth Pier 5, floating fenders . 



115 Mitchells River, Chatham, dredging 



116 



117 



118 



Oak Bluffs, concrete sea wall and timber 
jetties. 



Green Hill, Hull, repairs to sea wall 



Charles I. Hosmer 



Bav State Dredging & Contracting 
Co. 

Daniel O'Connell's Sons . . , 



William E. Burke . 

William L. Miller Co 

Bay State Dredging & Contracting Co. 



Guiney and Hanson Construction 
Company. 



Oct. 3, 1923 

May 2, 1924 

June 5, 1924 

July 2, 1924 

Oct. 20, 1924 

Aug. 20, 1924 

Nov. 6, 1924 

Nov. 13, 1924 

Dec. 4, 1924 

Dec. 2, 1924 



Frank H. Barry . 



Commonwealth Pier 5, roof repairs and L. B. Renfrew Gray 
waterproofing. 



Dec. 4, 1924 

Jan. 5, 1925 

Feb. 14, 1925 

Mar. 6, 1925 

May 28, 1925 

June 11, 1925 



June 18, 1925 



July 30, 1925 



P.D. 54. 



77 



Waterways and Public Lands, and in Force during the Year ending 
30, 1925. 



Condition of 
Work. 



Contract Prices. 



Amount 
paid during 

Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1925. 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1925. 



Estimated 

Amount of 

Contract. 



Completed 
29, 1925. 

Completed 
6, 1925. 

Completed 

6, 1925. 

Completed 

12, 1925. 

Completed 
29, 1925. 

Completed 

27, 1925. 
Completed 

7, 1925. 

Completed 

13, 1925. 



Completed 
22, 1925. 

Completed 
9, 1925. 

Completed 
7, 1925. 

Completed 
1, 1925. 



May 

May 

Feb. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 
Jan. 

Feb. 



Completed Apr. 
11, 1925. 

Completed Mar. 
3, 1925. 



Jan. 

Jan. 

Mar. 
Apr. 



Completed Sept. 
23, 1925. 



Completed Oct. 
7, 1925. 



Completed Oct. 
27, 1925. 



For excavating channel and disposing of ma- 
terial, 54.7 cents per cubic yard, measured in 
situ. 

Dredging, 67 cents per cubic yard deposited on 
shore, measured in situ. Removal of boul- 
ders, $35 per cubic yard. 

Dredging, 46 cents per cubic yard, measured 
in scows. Removal of boulders, S12 per 
cubic yard. 

Dredging, 40 cents per cubic yard, measured 
in scows. Removal of boulders, $20 per 
cubic yard. 

Dredging, 46 cents per cubic yard, measured 
in scows. Removing boulders, $20 per cubic 
yard. 

Lump sum of $5,193 

Dredging, 42 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. Removing boulders, $20 per cubic 
yard. 

For furnishing and placing stone chips in the 
easterly jetty, $7.90 for each ton of 2,000 
pounds in the completed work. For fur- 
nishing and placing stone chips back of 
westerly jetty, $7.90 for each ton of 2,000 
pounds in the completed work. 

Dredging, 29J4 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. Removal of boulders, $10 per 
cubic yard. 

For furnishing materials and building timber 
bulkhead, $4.60 per linear foot of bulkhead 
complete in place. For furnishing materials 
and building timber spur jetties, $4.15 per 
linear foot of timber jetty complete in place. 
For excavating material and filling back of 
bulkhead, 50 cents per cubic yard of ma- 
terial in place. 

Dredging, including the removal of piles, 68 
cents per cubic yard, scow measurement. 
Removal of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For furnishing and placing riprap and all 
incidental work, $2 per ton of stone in place 
on the bank of the river. 

Lump sum of $2,000 

For furnishing and placing square timber 
fenders, including chains and fittings com- 
plete, $789 for each fender forty feet in length. 

Dredging, 33 cents per cubic yard, measured 
in scows if taken to sea, or in situ if deposited 
on shore. Removal of boulders, $20 per cu- 
bic yard. 

For furnishing materials and constructing con- 
crete wall and steps, $19.25 per cubic yard of 
concrete measured in completed work. For 
furnishing materials and constructing timber 
spur jetties, $8.50 for each linear foot meas- 
ured in place. For excavating material 
from bank back of wall and placing as filling 
back of wall, 75 cents per cubic yard of ma- 
terial measured in place. 

For furnishing masons and equipment, $1.15 
per hour. For furnishing laborers and equip- 
ment, 85 cents per hour. For furnishing 
Portland cement, $1.00 per bag delivered on 
work. For furnishing sand, $4.50 for each 
cubic yard delivered on work. 

For making repairs to roofing, 10J^ cents per 
square foot. For making repairs to copper 
roof pans, $6 per pan. For furnishing labor 
for waterproofing around Fenestra sash and 
for making minor repairs, $1.10 per hour per 
man. For furnishing labor and equipment 
for applying waterproof coating to north 
wall of headhouse, 22>^c. per square yard. 



$1,858 41 


2,795 68 


15,869 23 


2,420 00 


2,415 67 


2,544 57 


11,088 42 


8,823 04 


8,744 01 


8,190 90 


6,693 24 


1,836 00 


2,000 00 


2,367 00 



21,476 40 



22,498 44 



3,305 23 



1,342 48 



$9,018 64 

15,053 56 

27,122 60 

11,600 00 

14,037 36 

5,193 00 
11,088 42 

8,823 04 

8,744 01 
8,190 90 



6,693 24 

1,836 00 

2,000 00 
2,367 00 

21,476 40 
22,498 44 



3,305 23 



1,342 48 



$10,000 00 

15,745 00 

28,000 00 

11,000 00 

16,000 00 

5,193 00 
11,200 00 

7,500 00 

7,680 00 
8,000 00 



6,820 00 

1,836 00 

2,000 00 
2,367 00 

17,000 00 
45,663 00 



2,500 00 



1,531 25 



78 



P.D. 54. 



Contracts made by the Department of Public Works, Division of 

November 30, 



Con- 
tract 
No. 


Work. 


Contractor. 


Date. 


119 


Commonwealth Pier 5 and Northern 
Avenue, sea walls, riprap protection. 


William R. Farrell .... 


July 30, 1925 


121 


West Falmouth, dredging 


Bay State Dredging & Contracting 
Co. 


Sept. 24, 1925 


122 


Commonwealth Pier 5, repairs to floor 
surfacing. 


Warren Bros. Co. 


Aug. 12, 1925 


123 


• 
Viaduct and Ramp, South Boston, paint- 


Steves Lacios Company 


Sept. 10, 1925 


125 


ing. 
Scituate Harbor, dredging 


Bay State Dredging & Contracting 
Co. 


Sept. 25, 1925 


126 


Waquoit Breakwater, repairs . 


William E. Burke .... 


Oct. 1, 1925 


127 


Oak Bluffs, riprap 


William E. Burke .... 


Oct. 1, 1925 


128 


Cohasset Harbor, dredging 


Bay State Dredging & Contracting 
Co. 


Oct. 9, 1925 


129 
130 


Commonwealth Pier 5, office building 
Menamsha, riprap in front of sea wall 


George W. Nicoll Company, Inc. 
William E. Burke .... 


Nov. 6, 1925 
Nov. 19, 1925 



P.D. 54. 



79 



Waterways and Public Lands and in Force during the Year ending 
1925 — Concluded. 



Condition of 
Work. 



Contract Prices. 



Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1925. 



Total 
paid to 
Nov. 30, 

1925. 



Estimated 

Amount of 

Contract. 



Completed Sept. 
30, 1925. 



Completed Nov. 
21, 1925. 



Completed Sept. 
17, 1925. 



Completed Nov. 
24, 1925. 



For furnishing and placing riprap in front of 
Pier 5 sea wall and that portion of Northern 
Avenue sea wall within the limits of said 
pier, $7.83 for each ton of riprap in place. 
For furnishing and placing riprap in front 
of Northern Avenue sea wall outside limits 
of Pier 5, $3.63 per ton of riprap in place. 

For dredging, 46 cents per cubic yard, meas- 
ured in scows, if deposited at sea, or measured 
in place if excavated by hydraulic process. 
For removing boulders, $18 per cubic yard. 

For furnishing and placing 2-inch Warrenite- 
Bitulithic wearing surface on second floor 
of west shed, $2.00 per square yard of wear- 
ing surface. For furnishing and placing 
binder to fill depressions, $10 per ton of 
binder. For making patches in pavement on 
first and second floors by placing 2-inch 
Warrenite-Bitulithic wearing surface on 
areas to be repaired, $3.00 for each square 
yard of wearing surface placed. 

Lump sum of $8,400 

For dredging, 53 cents per cubic yard, meas- 
ured in scows if deposited at sea or measured 
in place if disposed of on shore. For remov- 
ing boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

For furnishing and placing granite quarry 
grout in a beacon at the end of breakwater, 
$6.95 for each ton in place in completed work. 

For furnishing and placing granite quarry 
grout, $6.95 for each ton in place in com- 
pleted work. 

For dredging 493^ cents per cubic yard, meas- 
ured in scows. For removing boulders, $18 
per cubic yard. 

Lump sum of $8,400 

For furnishing and placing stone chips and rip- 
rap, $9.89 for each ton of 2,000 pounds. 



$10,965 03 



11,587 54 



5,020 93 



$10,965 03 



11,587 54 



5,020 93 



4,284 00 
16,729 62 



4,284 00 
16,729 62 



1,213 80 



1,213 80 



$14,400 00 



12,295 00 



5,020 93 



8,400 00 
20,000 00 

2,000 00 

5,560 00 

10,908 00 



8,400 00 
9,500 00 



so 



P.D. 54. 



INDEX. 



Department of Public Works. 

Appropriations 

Organization, under chapter 16, General Laws . 

Personnel 

Recommendations for Legislation .... 



Division of Highways. 

Advertising Signs and Devices within the Public View . 

Bridges 

Common Carriers, Permits to use Highways 

Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1924, to Nov. 30, 1925 .... 

Contracts signed during the Year 

Co-operative Work, Supervision of Certain Expenditures by Cities, Towns 

and Counties 

Expenditures, Summary for the Year 

Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 

Allotments to Massachusetts 

Mileage 

Statement of Road Projects 

General Statement as to Surveys, Plans, Estimates and Other Work durin 

the Year 

Highway Improvements authorized by Special Act- .... 

Expenditures during the Year in the Five Western Counties . 

Horse Power of Motor Vehicles 

Interstate Highway Routes and Signs 

Petitions. Meetings and Hearings 

Public Ways, exclusive of State Highways, in certain Towns 

Allotments or Contributions by the State and Towns 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns .... 

Towns where Work has been contracted for ... . 

Sale of Maps 

Southern Route 

State Highways 

Construction and Reconstruction .... 

Contracts entered into for Work in Various Municipalities 
Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities . 

Contracts for Reconstruction in anticipation of an appropriation 

Maintenance and Repair 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities . 

Permits issued for Opening or Occupying State Highways 

Petitions received during the Year 

Regulation of Traffic during Winter of 1924-1925 . 

Resurfacing and Widening 

Trees 

Town and County Ways 

Allotments or Contributions by the State, Towns and Counties 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns .... 

Towns where Work has been contracted for .... 

Type of Road and length contracted for 

Weight and Carrying Capacity of Motor Vehicles .... 

Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

Accident Report Letters 

Aircraft Registrations . 

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Comparative Statement for 1924 and 1925 52 

Comparative Statement showing Ratio of Accidents to Yearly Registrations, 

Suspensions, etc 45 

Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 48 

Examinations for Licenses 47 

Expenditures for 1925 . 50 

Headlighting 47 

Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspector's 45 

Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions 44 

Number of Children killed and injured 44 

Number of Collisions . 44 

Number of Persons killed and injured 44 

Rear Lamps 48 

Registrations, Licenses, Fees 50 

Analysis of Receipts 50 

Cost of Running the Registry of Motor Vehicles 50 

Court Fines received by the State Treasurer 50 

Motor Vehicle Fees Rebated 50 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles ... 50 

Total Receipts credited Motor Vehicle Fees Account, 1925 ... 50 

Revocations and Suspensions for 1924-25 46 

Used-car Section 48 

Motor Vehicle Identification 48 

Engine Numbers assigned 49 

Motor Vehicles stolen 49 

Reports 49 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 

Angle Tree Monument Reservation 62 

Annisquam River, Gloucester 57 

Beverly Harbor 57 

Boston Harbor 53 

Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 55 

Aircraft Landing Field 55 

Commonwealth Pier No. 1 . 55 

Dredging and Filling 55 

Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 53 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5 53 

Development of land south of Summer Street 54 

Viaduct and Ramp 54 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors 

and Channels within Boston Harbor, 1893-1925, inclusive . . 68 
Expenditures for Development and Improvement in Boston Harbor, 

1859-1925, inclusive 67 

Houghs Neck Sea Wall, Quincy t . 55 

Pig Rock, Hull 55 

Point Allerton Sea Wall, Hull 55 

Stony Beach Sea Wall, Hull 56 

Cohasset Harbor 57 

Connecticut River 57 

Holyoke 57 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams . . 65 

Contracts made and in force during year ending Nov. 30, 1925 ... 76 

Cotuit Shore Protection, Barnstable 57 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from 1893 to 

Nov. 30, 1925, excepting Boston Harbor 69 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work, Dec. 1, 1924, 

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Federal Appropriations and Expenditures in Massachusetts Rivers and 
Harbors to June 30, 1925 

Great Ponds 

Access to 

Glen Echo Lake, Stoughton 

Island Creek Pond, Duxbury . 

Little Pond, Sherborn 

Long Pond, Blandford 
Green Hill, Hull .... 

Herring River, Wellfleet 
Licenses and Permits .... 
Manchester Harbor .... 
Menamsha Sea Wall .... 
Mitchells River, Chatham 
Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, Orleans 

Nantucket Harbor 

New Bedford State Pier 

Oak Bluffs Sea Walls .... 

Plymouth Harbor 

Commonwealth Property at Plymouth 
Port of Boston Fund .... 

Province Lands 

Quansett Harbor, Orleans 

Receipts, 1925 

Re-establishment of Certain Triangulation Stations 

Rivers, Harbors, Tide Waters and Foreshores, exclusive of Boston Harbor 

Scituate Harbor 

Special Reports to Legislature 

State Boundaries 

Topographical Map of Massachusetts, Boundary Atlases 

Victory Plant, Squantum 

Waquoit Baj^, Falmouth and Mashpee 

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Public Document 






No. 54 



Sty? (Eommottuttalffj of iMaajsarfjUHrtia 



ANNUAL REPORT 



Department of Public Works 



FOR THE 



Year ending November 30, 1926 




Publication of this Document approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
800 7-'27 Order 9586 



QUif QlmnmnnuJFaUIf of Haaaarljuartta 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of 

Massachusetts. 

Pursuant to the provisions of law the seventh annual report of the Department 
of Public Works for the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1926, is submitted. 

The organization of the Department in two divisions is set forth in chapter 16, 
General Laws. 

The personnel during the year ending Xov. 30, 1926, was as follows: — 

Commissioner of Public Works, William F. Williams. 

Division of Highways. 

Associate Commissioner, James W. Synan. 1 
Associate Commissioner, Frank E. Lyman. 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 

Associate Commissioner, Jesse B. Baxtee. 

Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 

Executive Secretary for the Department, Frederick N. Wales. 2 

Division of Highways. 

Chief Engineer, Arthur W. Dean. 
Project Engineer, Franklin C. Pillsbury. 
Construction Engineer, Raymond W. Coburn. 
Maint enance Engineer, George H. Delano. 
Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness. 
District Engineers: 

District No. 1, George A. Curtis, — Berkshire County and the towns of 
Worthington, Middlefield and Huntington in Hampshire County, and the 
towns of Chester, Montgomery, Russell, Blandford and Tolland in Hampden 
County. 
District No. 2, H. D. Phillips, — Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties, 
with the following exceptions: three towns in Hampshire County included 
in District No. 1 and ten towns in Hampden County included in Districts 
Nos. 1 and 3. 
District No. 3, John A. Johnston, — Worcester County and the towns of 

Brimfield, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in Hampden County. 
District No. 4, F. D. Sabin, — Middlesex County. 
District No. 5, D. H. Dickinson, 3 — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 
District No. 5, James E. Lawrence, 4 — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 
District No. 6, H. 0. Parker, — Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 
District No. 7, H. C. Holden, — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket 
Counties. 
Recording Secretary for the Division, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary for the Division, Fred Fair. 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 
Senior Assistant Engineer for Boston Harbor, John N. Ferguson. 
Senior Assistant Engineer for harbors and waterways outside Boston Harbor, 

Francis L. Sellew. 
Recording Secretary for the Division, Edna F. Townsend. 
Financial Secretary for the Division, Cora I. Allen. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles. 
Registrar, Frank A. Goodwin. 
Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 
Chief Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 
Chief of Inspection Force, Albert S. Olsson. 

1 Died June 27, 1926. 3 Resigned July 20, 1926. 

2 Retired Dec. 30, 1925. * Appointed Nov. 1, 1926. 



2 P.D. 54 

A detailed report is presented herewith, covering the activities for the year of 
the Division of Highways, the Division of Waterways and Public Lands, and the 
Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

WILLIAM F. WILLIAMS, 

Dec. 1, 1926. Commissioner of Public Works. 

Appropriations. 
Chapter 79, Acts of 1926, making appropriations for the maintenance of depart- 
ments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Common- 
wealth, etc., is, in part, as follows: — 

Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt. 
Item 

213. For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial bonds 

maturing during the present year, the sum of one million 
four hundred thirty-nine thousand fifty-seven dollars 
and forty-nine cents, payable from the following accounts 
and funds in the following amounts: — from receipts 
from loans for the abolition of grade crossings the sum 
of thirty-four thousand dollars; from receipts from loans 
for harbor improvements, the unexpended balance of 
such receipts; from the highway fund, the sum of six 
hundred twenty-two thousand fifty-seven dollars and 
fifty cents; from the balance of the receipts of the sale 
of the Boston dry dock, two hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars; and the remainder from the general fund . . $1,439,057 49 

Interest on the Public Debt. 

214. For the payment of interest on the direct debt and tempo- 

rary loans of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding one 
million three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, of 
which sum five hundred thirty-six thousand nine hundred 
ninety-one dollars and twenty-five cents shall be paid 
from the highway fund . 1,350,000 00 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 
Division of Insurance: 
299. For expenses of the board of appeal created under section 
three of chapter three hundred and forty-six of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, a sum not exceed- 
ing twelve hundred dollars 1,200 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 
The appropriations made in the following three items are 
to be paid two thirds from the Highway Fund and one 
third from the Port of Boston Receipts: 

588. For the salaries of the commissioner and the four associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand 

five hundred dollars . . 31,500 00 

589. For personal sendees of clerks and assistants to the com- 

missioner, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand three 

hundred dollars 14,300 00 

590. For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

Division of Highways (the following appropriations for the 
operation and maintenance of this division, except as 
otherwise provided, are made from the Highway Fund) : 

591. For the personal services of the chief engineer, engineers and 

office assistants, including certain clerks and stenog- 
raphers, a sum not exceeding sixty-six thousand six 
hundred dollars 66,600 00 



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Item 

592. For traveling expenses of the associate commissioners, when 

traveling in the discharge of their official duties, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . $2,500 00 

593. For services other than personal, including printing pam- 

phlet of laws and the annual report, and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand dollars 13,000 00 

594. For the care, repair and storage, replacement and purchase 

of road-building machinery and tools, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred eighty-five thousand dollars . . 185,000 00 

595. For the supervision of gypsy and brown tail moths on state 

highways, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars 12,000 00 

596. For construction and repair of town and county ways, a 

sum not exceeding one million six hundred thousand 

dollars ........... 1,600,000 00 

597. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 

ways, a sum not exceeding six hundred fifty thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . . . . 650,000 00 

598. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 

care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in state 
highways with the approval of the attorney general, a 
sum not exceeding five million seven hundred seventy 
thousand dollars . . 5,770,000 00 

599. For the maintenance and operation of the Newburyport 

bridge and the Brightman street bridge in Fall River 
and Somerset, in accordance with the provisions of 
existing laws, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand 
five hundred dollars 52,500 00 

600. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 

to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, 
a sum not exceeding one million five hundred thousand 
dollars in addition to any other funds which the depart- 
ment of public works has available for the purpose . 1,500,000 00 

601. For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 

highways, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars, 

to be paid from the general fund 12,000 00 

601|. For a deficit on account of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three and nineteen hundred and twenty-four, incurred 
for personal services, the sum of thirty-three hundred 
twenty dollars and fifty-seven cents 3,320 57 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

602. For personal services, a sum not exceeding five hundred 

ninety thousand dollars 590,000 00 

603. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies, equipment 
including telephone installation, and materials, including 
cartage and storage of the same, and for work incidental 
to the registration and licensing of owners and operators 
of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding four hundred 
forty-five thousand dollars 445,000 00 

Special : 

604. For the first instalment on the part of the commonwealth for 

the construction of the southern traffic arteiy, so-called, 
as authorized by chapter three hundred and thirty of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred sixty-five thousand dollars, to 
be paid from the Highway Fund 265,000 00 



4 P.D. 54 

Item 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands: 

605. For personal services of the chief engineer and assistants, a 

sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars . . . $50,000 00 

606. For necessary traveling expenses of the associate com- 

missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 1,000 00 

607. For services other than personal, including printing of 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and for neces- 
sary office and engineering supplies and equipment, a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars .... 5,000 00 

608. For the care and maintenance of the province lands and of 

the lands acquired and structures erected by the Prov- 
incetown tercentenary commission, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars 5,000 00 

609. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing damages 

along the coast line or river banks of the common- 
wealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other ob- 
structions from tidewaters and great ponds, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars .... 25,000 00 

610. For the improvement, development and protection of rivers 

and harbors, tidewaters and foreshores within the 
commonwealth, as authorized by section eleven of 
chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, and of great 
ponds, a sum not exceeding sixty thousand dollars, and 
any unexpended balance of the appropriation remaining 
at the end of the current fiscal year may be expended 
in the succeeding fiscal year for the same purposes, 
provided, however, that all expenditures made for the 
protection of shores shall be upon condition that at 
least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by contributions 
from municipalities or other organizations and in- 
dividuals, and that in the case of dredging channels for 
harbor improvements at least twenty-five per cent of 
the cost shall be covered by contributions from municipal- 
ities or other organizations and individuals . . . 60,000 00 

611. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain tri- 

angulation points and stations, as required by order of 
the land court in accordance with section thirty-three 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars 1,000 00 

612. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier 

five, including the salaries or other compensation of 
employees, and for the repair and replacement of 
equipment and other property, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred five thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
port of Boston receipts 105,000 00 

613. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be paid from the 

port of Boston receipts 8,000 00 

614. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 

property under the control of the division, a sum not 
exceeding ninety-five thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the port of Boston receipts 95,000 00 

615. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford 

state pier, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred 

dollars . •.•'■,- -. -. 7,500 00 

616. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

617. For expenses authorized by chapter four hundred and fifty- 

three of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-three. 



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Item 

relative to access to great ponds, a sum not exceeding one 

hundred dollars .... .... $10000 

618. For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water in the 

streams of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding four 

thousand dollars 4,000 00 

Specials: 

619. For the construction of streets, railroads and piers, and for 

the development of land, at South Boston and East 
Boston, a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the port of Boston receipts . . 100,000 00 

620. For dredging channels and rilling marshes, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
port of Boston receipts, and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 25,000 00 

621. For improvements at Hayward's Creek, the sum of eight 

hundred eighty-five dollars and three cents, to be paid 

from the port of Boston receipts 885 03 

622. For the maintenance and repair of certain property in the 

town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 

dollars 9,000 00 

Miscellaneous. 

The following items are to be paid from the Highway 
Fund: 

643. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred twenty-one thousand five 
hundred dollars, representing the state's portion or one 
half of the estimated cost of maintenance .... 221,50000 

644. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 

proval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, representing the 
state's portion or one half of the estimated cost of re- 
surfacing 50,000 00 

645. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, for 
the installation of a certain electric lighting system, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, re- 
presenting the state's portion or one half of the estimated 
cost . 25,000 00 

646. For the construction of new roadway along Quincy Shore, 

with the approval of the metropolitan district commission, 
a sum not exceeding seventy thousand dollars, rep- 
resenting the state's portion or one half of the estimated 
cost 70,000 00 

647. For the second instalment on the part of the common- 

wealth for the construction of the northern traffic artery, 
so called, as authorized by chapter four hundred and 
eighty-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, a sum not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars 300,000 00 

648. For the maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the approval 

of the metropolitan district commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-seven hundred and fifty dollars . . 7,750 00 

649. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, to 
provide for the payment of certain deficiencies incurred 
on account of the construction of the Neponset bridge, 
so-called, the sum of thirty-four hundred thirty-seven 
dollars and forty-one cents, representing the state's 
portion or one quarter of the total deficiencies . . . 3,437 41 



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Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous 
years, in certain items, as follows: 

Department of Public Works. 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, in- 
cluding care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic 
signs and lights, and payment of damages caused by 
defects in state highways with the approval of the at- 
torney general, the sum of one hundred seventy-eight 
dollars and ninety-six cents $178 96 

For the settlement of a claim arising from the taking of 
certain wharf property at Plymouth by the Pilgrim 
tercentenary commission, with the approval of the 
attorney general, a sum not exceeding ninety-four 
thousand six hundred and twenty-five dollars, of which 
sum ninety-three hundred seventy-four dollars and 
twenty-two cents shall be taken from an account known 
as the Income Pilgrim Coin Fund and the remainder 
from the General Fund 94,625 00 

Metropolitan District Commission. 
The following items are to be assessed upon the several 
districts in accordance with the methods fixed by law, 
and to be expended under the direction and with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission: 

Item 

655. For sendees and expenses of the division of metropolitan 
planning, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty 
three, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars . . 30,000 00 

657. For maintenance of the Wellington bridge, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twelve thousand dollars, the same to be in ad- 
dition to the amount appropriated in item six hundred 
and forty-eight 12,000 00 

658. For repaving Wellington bridge, a sum not exceeding eleven 

thousand two hundred and fifty dollars, the same to be 
in addition to the amount appropriated in items six 
hundred and forty-eight and six hundred and fifty- 
seven 11,250 00 

659. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred twenty-one thousand five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item six hundred and forty- 
three 221,500 00 

659^. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the same to be in ad- 
dition to the amount appropriated in item six hundred 
and forty-four . 50,000 00 

660. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, to provide 

for the payment of certain deficiencies incurred on ac- 
count of the construction of the Neponset bridge, so- 
called, a sum not exceeding ten thousand three hundred 
twelve dollars and twenty-two cents, the same to be in 
addition to the amount appropriated in item six hundred 
and forty-nine, provided that sixty-eight hundred 
seventy-four dollars and eighty-one cents of this sum 
shall be assessed upon the cities of Boston and Quincy 
and the counties of Norfolk and Plymouth in accordance 
with the percentages fixed by section two of chapter two 
hundred and thirty-eight of the general Acts of nineteen 
hundred and nineteen 10,312 22 



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661. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, for the in- 

stallation of a certain lighting system, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to the amount appropriated in item six 
hundred and forty-five $25,000 00 

662. For the construction of new roadway along Quincy Shore, 

with the approval of the Metropolitan district com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding seventy thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to the amount appropriated 
in item six hundred and forty-six 70,000 00 

Chapter 398, Acts of 1926, in addition to the general appropriation act making 
appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for certain 
new activities and projects, is in part, as follows: — 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims. 

Payments for certain claims authorized by the following 
appropriations shall be certified by the comptroller of 
the commonwealth only upon the riling of satisfactory 
releases or other evidence that the payments are 
accepted in full compensation on the part of the com- 
monwealth in respect thereto : 

Item 

230d. For Amey F. Newcomb of Quincy, as authorized by chapter 
fourteen of the resolves of the present year, the sum of 
thirty-seven hundred twenty-five dollars and twenty- 
seven cents $3,725 27 

230g. For Dorothy L. May of Medford, as authorized by chapter 
forty-one of the resolves of the present year, the sum of 
two hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund . 250 00 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 

299. The expenditures authorized by item two hundred and 
ninety-nine of the general appropriation act of the 
present year shall be paid from the Highway Fund . 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 

Division of Highways: 
597. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 
ways, a sum not exceeding one hundred and seventy 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose 170,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles : 

602. For personal services, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 

dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount here- 
tofore appropriated for the purpose, and to be paid from 
the Highway Fund ........ 7,00000 

603. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies, equipment in- 
cluding telephone installation, and materials, including 
cartage and storage of the same, and for work incidental 
to the registration and licensing of owners and operators 
of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding eighty-eight 
hundred and fifty dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose, 
and to be paid from the Highway Fund .... 8,850 00 



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Item 

Special : 

604. For the first instalment on the part of the commonwealth 
for the construction of the southern artery, so-called, as 
authorized by chapter three hundred and thirty of the 
acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, as amended 
by chapter three hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of 
present year, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount here- 
tofore appropriated for the purpose, and to be paid 
from the Highway Fund $35,000 00 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 

611a. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, by the 
division of waterways and public lands, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

622a. For expenses of an investigation relative to the dredging 
of Town river in the city of Quincy, as authorized by 
chapter twenty-seven of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars . 2,000 00 

622b. For the improvement of the Acushnet river, as authorized 
by chapter fifty-three of the resolves of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, to be assessed 
upon certain cities and towns 2,000 00 

Miscellaneous. 
The following items are to be paid from the Highway Fund : 

649a. For the expense of taking certain land in the town of Stone- 
ham for the construction of a boulevard, as authorized 
by chapter three hundred and forty-eight of the acts of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars, representing the state's portion or one half of 
the estimated cost of taking 5,000 00 

649b. For the expense of constructing Old Colony boulevard, 
so called, as authorized by chapter three hundred 
and sixty of the acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, 
representing the state's portion or one half of the 
estimated cost of construction, the same to be in ad- 
dition to any appropriations heretofore made for the 
purpose 125,000 00 

649c. For the expense of laying out and constructing from North 
Harvard street to Western avenue in the city of Boston, 
the parkway or boulevard authorized by chapter three 
hundred and sixty-five of the acts of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, rep- 
resenting the state's portion or one half of the estimated 
cost of construction 35,000 00 

649d. For the expense of laying out and constructing a parkway 
or boulevard authorized by chapter three hundred and 
sixty-five of the acts of the present year, in connection 
with the reconstruction of Cottage Farm bridge, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, representing 
the state's portion or one half of the estimated cost of 
construction 25,000 00 

Metropolitan District Commission. 

The following items are to be assessed upon the several 
districts in accordance with the methods fixed by law, 
and to be expended under the direction and with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission: 



P.D. 54 

Item 

659a. For the expense of taking certain land in the town of Stone- 
ham for the construction of a boulevard, as authorized 
by chapter three hundred and forty-eight of the acts of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars, the same to be assessed upon the metropolitan 
parks district as a part of the cost of maintenance of 
boulevards and parkways $5,000 00 

659b. For the expense of constructing Old Colony boulevard, so- 
called, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
sixty of the acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars, the same to 
be assessed upon the metropolitan parks district as a 
part of the cost of maintenance of boulevards and park- 
ways, and to be in addition to any appropriations here- 
tofore made for the purpose 125,000 00 

659c. For the expense of laying out and constructing from North 
Harvard street to Western avenue in the city of Boston, 
the parkway or boulevard authorized by chapter three 
hundred and sixty-five of the acts of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, the 
same to be assessed upon the metropolitan parks district 
as a part of the cost of maintenance of boulevards and 
parkways . . . . . . ' . . . . 35,000 00 

659d. For the expense of laying out and constructing a parkway 
or boulevard authorized by chapter three hundred and 
sixty-five of the acts of the present year, in connection 
with the reconstruction of Cottage Farm bridge, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, the same 
to be assessed upon the metropolitan parks district as a 
part of the cost of maintenance of boulevards and park- 
ways . .-•.-. 25,000 00 

The expenses authorized by items six hundred and forty-five 
and six hundred and sixty-one of the general appro- 
priation act of the present year are to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

Other Appropriations. 

649e. For laying out and for acquiring land for a section of the 
circumferential highway from the Newburyport turn- 
pike in Saugus to the Lynn Fells parkway in Melrose and 
a section in the Hyde Park district of the city of Boston, 
as authorized by chapter three hundred and ninety-four 
of the acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
seven thousand five hundred dollars, representing the 
state's portion or one half of the estimated cost thereof, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund 57,500 00 

659e. For laying out and for acquiring land for a section of the 
circumferential highway from the Newburyport turn- 
pike in Saugus to the Lynn Fells parkway in Melrose and 
a section in the Hyde Park district of the city of Boston, 
as authorized by chapter three hundred and ninety-four 
of the acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
seven thousand five hundred dollars, the same to be 
assessed upon the metropolitan parks district as a part of 
cost of maintenance of boulevards and parkways . . 57,500 00 



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DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS. 

Expenditures. 

Summary of expenditures by the Division of Highways during the fiscal year 
ending Nov. 30,1926: — 

For construction of State highways, under chapter 81, General 

Laws, and chapter 79, Acts of 1926 $1,944,276 74 

For maintenance and repair of State highways, under section 
13, chapter 81, General Laws, and chapter 79, Acts of 
1926 . 5,850,670 79 

For construction and repair of town and county ways, under 
section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended, and 
chapter 79, Acts of 1926 1,590,191 26 

For highways in the five western counties, under chapter 221, 

General Acts of 1915 and chapter 572, Acts of 1920 . . 70,737 37 

For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 
ways, under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, as 
.amended, and chapters 79 and 398, Acts of 1926 . . 806,679 23 

For the construction of a highway in the city of Revere, under 

chapter 501, Acts of 1922, as amended .... 1 05 

For the construction of a southern traffic route, under chapters 
330 and 344, Acts of 1925, and section 4, chapter 369 and 
chapter 398, Acts of 1926 45,060 29 

For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 

highways, under chapter 79, Acts of 1926 . . . 4,729 11 

For the maintenance and operation of the bridge over Merri- 
mack River between Newburyport and Salisbury, under 
chapter 716, Acts of 1912, and chapter 79, Acts of 1926 13,231 58 

For the maintenance and operation of the bridge over Taunton 
Great River at Brightman Street in Fall River, under 
chapter 717, Acts of 1912, and chapter 79, Acts of 1926 17,511 41 

For the care, repair and storage, replacement and purchase of 
road building machinery and tools, under chapter 79, Acts 
of 1926 138,788 46 

For the suppression of gypsy and brown-tail niotlis on State 

highways, under chapter 79, Acts of 1926 .... 11,784 53 

For general expenses, under chapter 79, Acts of 1926 . . 78,711 18 

For a deficit incurred for personal services under chapter 79, 

Acts of 1926 3,320 57 



Total $10,575,693 57 

Co-operative Work — Supervision of Expenditures. 
The Division has supervised the expenditures during the year by cities, towns 
and counties, under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by section 1, chap- 
ter 120, Acts of 1921, and as amended in section 26 by chapter 281, Acts of 
1922, and under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended by section 1, 
chapter 112, Acts of 1921, and as amended by chapter 288, Acts of 1925, of 
approximately $2,489,636.70 for co-operative work, in repairing, maintaining 
and improving certain public ways, and for other road work for which the 
towns and cities made contributions. All such work was carried out in con- 
formity with contracts, specifications and plans approved by the Division. 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings. 

In .addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Division throughout the 
year, numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including the annual 
hearings in the several counties in the Commonwealth for the open discussion 
of questions relating to the public ways, as required by section 1, chapter 81, 
General Laws; hearings on petitions for the relocation of street railway tracks 



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in Agawain, Athol, Braintree, Hadley, Holliston, Holyoke, Methuen, Somer- 
ville, West Bridge water, West Springfield 1 and Weymouth; on petitions for 
the amendment or revision of permits for the operation of bus lines in 23 cases; 
appeals from the action taken by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the sus- 
pension or revocation of certain licenses to operate motor vehicles in 64 cases; 
and on the matter of outdoor advertising. 

Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year, as follows: — 

Petitions. Contracts. 
State highways ........ 19 50 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 81 259 

Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended 161 158 

Work under Special Acts ....... 4 



Totals 261 471 

GENERAL STATEMENT AS TO SURVEYS, PLANS, ESTIMATES AND 
OTHER WORK DURING THE YEAR. 

State Highways. — During the year ending Nov. 30, 1926, the Division com- 
pleted construction on 19.748 miles of State highway, portions of which were 
laid out in 1925. Construction was commenced, but not completed, on about 8 
miles of road in 6 cities and towns. Layouts were made of 28.956 miles of 
State (highway in 24 cities and towns. Under chapter 81, General Laws, as 
amended by chapter 427, Acts of 1921, 12.262 miles of State highway were 
discontinued. The total length of State highways at the end of the year was 
1,564.582 miles. 

Surveys, Plans and Estimates. — During the year preliminary surveys, 
plans and estimates were made as follows: — 

For State highway construction. — Preliminary surveys in 36 towns, 65.414 
miles; plans in 34 towns, 62.283 miles; preliminary estimates in 17 towns, 
28.843 miles; lines and grades in 15 towns, 25.604 miles; and final surveys and 
estimates in 14 towns 21.291 miles. 

For State highway, reconstruction and resurfacing. — Preliminary surveys 
in 64 towns, 126.466 miles; plans in 58 towns, 85.026 miles; preliminary esti- 
mates in 53 towns, 90.506 miles; lines and grades in 42 towns, 69.026 miles; 
final surveys and estimates in 26 towns, 41.543 miles. 

Under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended: — Preliminary 
surveys in 186 towns, 152.648 miles; plans in 155 towns, 131.968 miles; pre- 
liminary estimates in 82 towns, 72.403 miles; lines and grades in 188 towns, 
139.932 miles; final surveys and estimates in 40 towns, 31.206 miles. 

Under chapter 221, General Acts of 1915, as amended. — Preliminary esti- 
mates in 2 towns, 2.010 miles. 

Under chapter 330, Acts of 1925, as amended by chapter 369, Acts of 1926. 
— Lines and grades in 2 cities, 0.947 miles; preliminary estimates in 2 cities, 
4.829 miles. 

For roads to be constructed by towns. — Preliminary surveys in 6 towns, 
1.009 miles; plans in 4 towns, 0.816 miles. Preliminary estimates in 2 towns, 
0.683 miles; lines and grades in 1 town, 0.075 miles; final survey and esti- 
mates in 1 town, 0.047 miles. 

Plans to accompany decrees for street railway locations on State highways 
have been made in 12 towns. 

Roads constructed in 1926. — Construction has been completed on 19.748 
miles of State highway; 115.925 miles of highways under the provisions of 
section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended; and 3.174 miles of high- 
ways under the provisions of special acts; making a total of 138.847 miles 
completed during the year. 

Of the above roads completed this year, 44.781 miles were of gravel; 12.739 
miles were of bituminous concrete; 57.146 miles were of bituminous macadam; 
10.380 miles were of reinforced concrete; 12.191 miles were of gravel with a 
bituminous treatment; and 1.610 miles were of earth. 



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Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Widening. — During the year 0.644 miles 
of State highway were widened but not resurfaced; and 83.641 miles were 
resurfaced or reconstructed and widened. These figures are for completed 
work. There is uncompleted work in various stages on a number of miles 
of road where the work will be completed next year. 

Of the roads resurfaced or reconstructed this year, 54.719 miles were of 
bituminous macadam; 10.222 miles were of bituminous concrete; 17.577 miles 
were of reinforced concrete; 0.341 miles were of gravel; 0.379 miles were of 
gravel with a bituminous surface treatment; and 0.403 miles were of granite 
block. 

Permits. — There were 2,479 permits issued during the year for opening 
or occupying State highways for various purposes. 

Tree Planting and Roadside Development. — During the last twenty-two 
years 52,368 trees have been planted on the borders of State highways, of 
which 2,708 were planted this year, the Division continuing its policy of plant- 
ing quick-growing trees and hedges to replace guard rails. 

Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities. — The Division furnished, 
without charge, engineering advice to 20 cities and towns in accordance with 
the provisions of section 1, chapter 81, General Laws. 

Approval of Specifications. — The Division approved during the year, 
under (the provisions of section 7, chapter 44, General Laws, as amended, 
specifications for the construction of 82 roads in 31 towns and cities. 

Approval of Bridge Plans. — The Division approved during the year, under 
the provisions of chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by chapter 313, Acts 
of 1923, plans for the construction of 21 bridges in 19 towns and cities. 

STATE HIGHWAYS. 
General Laws, chapter 81, section 4, provides that — 

"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public neces- 
sity and convenience require that the Commonwealth lay out and take charge 
of a new or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in their county, 
city or town, they may apply, by a written petition, to the division, requesting 
that said way be laid out and taken charge of by the commonwealth." 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the year, 
as follows : — 

County Commissioners of Plymouth County. — Road in Middleborough, 
locally known as Wareham Street, extending from a point near the prop- 
erty of Chester Thomas to a point near the Methodist Church property, 
and again extending from a point near the property of Oskar Lahti to a 
point near the property of William Shaw. Received Feb. 4, 1926. 
Selectmen of Somerset. — Road extending from the junction of Brayton 
Avenue and Bridge Street, over a new location, to the dividing line be- 
tween the towns of Somerset and Swansea. Received Mar. 18, 1926. 
Selectmen of Swansea. — Road extending from a point on Fall River Ave- 
nue, near the property of Frederick I Gardner, over a new location, to the 
dividing line between the towns of Swansea and Somerset. Received 
Mar. 25, 1926. 
Selectmen of Monson. — Road locally known as Main Street, extending 
from the junction of Main Street and King Avenue to the dividing line 
between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecti- 
cut. Received Mar. 27, 1926. 
Selectmen of Deerfield. — Road extending from a point on the existing 
State highway about 6,500 feet distant southerly from the bridge over the 
Deerfield River at Cheapside, over a new location, to a point near where 
the existing State highway crosses the tracks of the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad. Received Mar. 31, 1926. 
Selectmen of Colrain. — Road extending from the existing State high- 
way near Griswoldville to the dividing line between the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and the State of Vermont. Received May 6, 1926. 
Selectmen of Conway. — Road extending from a point about 600 feet west- 



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erly of the Town Hall to the dividing line between the towns of Conway 
and Ashfield. Received May 15, 1926. 

Selectmen of Bernardston. — Road locally known as Burke Street, extend- 
ing from a point near Church Street to a point near the property of 
Milton A. Morrell, and again extending from a point near the property 
of the Connecticut River Railroad to a point near the property of R. H. 
Cushman. Received June 2, 1926. 

Selectmen of Lee. — Road locally known as the Lenox Road, extending from 
a point about 1,600 feet southerly of the dividing line between the towns 
of Lenox and Lee to the 'dividing line between the towns of Lee and 
Stockbridge. Received July 7, 1926. 

Selectmen of Stockbridge. — Road locally known as the Lenox Road, extend- 
ing from the dividing line between the towns of Lee and Stockbridge 
southwesterly for a distance of about 1,900 feet. Received July 3, 1926. 

Selectmen of Marshfield. — Road extending from the junction of Main and 
Summer Streets at Stoddard's Corner to a point near the junction of Main 
and Ferry Streets. Received July 22, 1926. 

Selectmen of Mashpee. — Road locally known as the Indian Neck Road, 
extending from the Cotuit Road at Mashpee River to the dividing line 
between the towns of Mashpee and Barnstable. Received July 26, 1926. 

Selectmen of Barnstable. — Road locally known as the Indian Neck Road, 
extending from Campbell's Corner to the dividing line between the towns 
of Barnstable and Mashpee. Received Aug. 14, 1926. 

Selectmen of Seekonk. — Road locally known as Mink and School Streets, 
extending from Fall River Avenue to the dividing line between the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Rhode Island. Received 
Aug. 18, 1926. 

Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Worcester. — Road locally known as 
Pleasant Street, extending from the dividing line between the town of 
Paxton and the city of Worcester to a point where Pleasant Street 
crosses Tatnuck Brook. Received Sept. 2, 1926. 

Selectmen of Littleton. — Road locally known as the Lowell-Littleton 
Road, extending from Littleton Depot to the dividing line between the 
towns of Littleton and Harvard. Received Sept. 28, 1926. 

Selectmen of Monson. — Road locally known as the Palmer Lower Road, 
extending from the corner of Main and Mill Streets to the approach to 
Fay Bridge (excluding about a mile of existing State highway). Received 
Oct. 16, 1926. 

Selectmen of Orleans. — Road extending from the existing State highway 
in South Orleans to the existing State highway near the dividing line 
between the towns of Orleans and Eastham; also a section of road and 
bridge in South Orleans 100 feet in length. Received Nov. 3, 1926. 

Selectmen of Holliston. — Road extending from a point near the junction 
of Washington and Summer Streets northeasterly, over a, new location, 
about 1,600 feet. Received Nov. 17, 1926. 

Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways. 
(Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended.) 

The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construction 
and reconstruction of State highways in various municipalities : — 

Ayer-Littleton. 
Dec. 22, 1925, contract made with R. H. Newell Company, of Uxbridge, for 
reconstructing about 671 feet of State highway on King Street in Ayer and 
about 5,729 feet of State highway on King Street in Littleton, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $41,515.75. 
Work completed July 20, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $41,065.03. 

Yarmouth. 
Dec. 22, 1925, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for resurfacing about 14,056 feet of State highway on Hallett 



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Street, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $46,765.50. Work completed July 20, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, 
$44,164.35. 

Dennis. 
Dec. 22, 1925, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Mcriden, Conn., for resurfacing about 21,521 feet of State highway on Hallett 
Street, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $68,818. Work completed July 20, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $77,- 
899.23. 

Bedford-Lexington. 
Dec. 29, 1925, contract made with James H. Fannon, of Somerville, for 
reconstructing about 5,694 feet of State highway on Main Street in Bedford 
and about 4,460 feet of State highway on Bedford Street in Lexington, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $56,903.40. 
Work completed July 27, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $60,307.63. 

Chatham. 
Dec. 29, 1925, contract made with Amos D. Bridge's Sons, Inc., of Hazard- 
ville, Conn., for resurfacing about 15,400 feet of State highway on Depot 
Street and the Harwich Road, tihe surface consisting of bituminous concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $47,447. Work completed Aug. 17, 1926. Expendi- 
ture during 1926, $54,791.26. 

Brockton-West Bridge water. 
Jan. 5, 1926, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Company, Inc.,' of Framing- 
nam, for reconstructing about 3,496 feet of State highway on Main Street in 
Brockton and about 16,690 feet of State highway in West Bridgewater, the 
surface in Brockton and about 9,000 feet in West Bridgewater consisting of 
reinforced concrete; the balance of the surface in West Bridgewater consisting 
of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $199,891.45. Work com- 
pleted Oct. 19, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $230,054.18. 

Lenox-Lec-Stockbridge. 
Jan. 12, 1926, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 11,615 feet of State highway on 
Kemble Street in Lenox, 5,383 feet of State highway on the Stockbridge Road 
in Lee and about 11,839 feet of State highway on the Lenox Road in Stock- 
bridge, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete except for about 
1,100 feet of bituminous macadam in Lenox. The proposal amounted to 
$323,697.50. Work completed Nov. 30, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $267,- 
271.64. 

Amherst. 
April 27, 1926, contract made with Philip Keating, of Fitchburg, for con- 
structing two bridges and the approaches on about 750 feet of State highway, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$16,996.50. Work completed Aug. 24, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $17,- 
030.40. 

Revere-Saugus. 
April 27, 1926, contract made with M. McDonough Company, of Swamp- 
scott, for resurfacing about 3,535 feet of State highway on Broadway in Re- 
vere and about 8,697 feet of State highway on the Salem turnpike in Saugus, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$132,459. Work completed Oct, 5, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $160,160.05 

Monson. 
April 27, 1926, contract made with the New Haven Road Construction Com- 
pany, of New Haven, Conn., for constructing about 21,566 feet of State high- 



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way on the Stafford Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. 
The proposal amounted to $159,223.95. Work completed Nov. 9, 1926. Expendi- 
ture during 1926, $143,268.53. 

North field. 

April 27, 1926, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 
constructing about 10,700 feet of State highway on the Northfield Farms Road, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$77,146.50. Work completed Aug. 17, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $81,- 
722.80. 

Agawam. 

May 4, 1926, contract made with Daniel O'ConnelFs Sons, Inc., of Holyoke, 
for reconstructing about 5,284 feet of State highway on River Street, the sur- 
face consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$72,031.50. Work completed Aug. 31, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $73,- 
934.91. 

Bernardston. 
May 4, 1926, contract made with the New Haven Road Construction Com- 
pany, Inc., of New Haven, Conn., for reconstructing about 24,123 feet of State 
highway on Burk Street, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $152,283. Work completed Nov. 3, 1926. Expenditure 
during 1926, $133,492.22. 

Bridgewater. 

May 4, 1926, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for re- 
constructing a bridge and approaches on about 600 feet of State highway, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $30,- 
259.50. Work completed Nov. 30, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $26,674.75. 

Sharon. 
Mav 11, 1926, contract made with Charles E. Home, of Millbury, for recon- 
structing about 3,340 feet of State highway on South Main Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The oroposal amounted to $21,900.70. Work 
completed June 29, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $21,828.30. 

Somerset- Swansea. 

May 11, 1926, contract made with Luke H. Callan, of Bristol, R. I., for 
constructing and reconstructing about 9,745 feet of State highway in Somerset 
and about 8,752 feet of State highway in Swansea, the surface consisting of 
reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $276,792.15. Work 
completed Nov. 30, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $252,244.79. 

Athol. 

May 26, 1926, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 

reconstructing about 8,429 feet of State highway on South Main Street, the 

surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $97,- 

234.50. Work completed Nov. 9, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $81,674.19. 

North Adams. 
June 1, 1926, contract made with the Standard Engineering & Contracting 
Company, of Toledo, Ohio, for repairing the bridge over Hoosic River on the 
State highway leading to Williamstown. Work completed June 15, 1926. 
Expenditure during 1926, $2,864. 

Hingham-Wey month. 
June 4, 1926, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 9,394 feet of State highway on Bridge 
Street in Weymouth and about 13,654 feet of State highway on Lincoln Street, 
Broad Cove Road and Otis Street in Hingham, the surface consisting of bitumi- 
nous macadam. Work about completed. Expenditure during 1926, $304,665.71. 



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Plainville. 
June 8, 1926, contract made with Frank B. Manning, of Fall River, for re- 
constructing about 3,410 feet of State highway on South Street, the surface 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous macadam shoulders. 
The proposal amounted to $39,111. Work completed Sept. 21, 1926. Ex- 
penditure during 1926, $45,318.93. 

Taxton-W orcester . 

June 8, 1926, contract made with D'Onfro Brothers, Inc., of Leominster, for 
reconstructing about 18,948 feet of State highway on the Worcester Road 
in Paxton and about 7,086 feet of State highway on Pleasant Street in Worces- 
ter, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $240,044.20. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1926, $210,- 
053.08. 

W estminster-Winchendon. 
June 8, 1926, contract made with A. W # Loud, of Quincy, for constructing 
four bridges and approaches on about 3,964 feet of State highway in West- 
minster and Winchendon, the surface consisting of gravel. The proposal 
amounted to $61,058. Work completed Nov. 30, 1926. Expenditure during 
1926, $48,228.38. 

Goshen-Williamsburg . 
June 8, 1926, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 12,965 feet of State highway on the 
Northhampton Road in Goshen and about 13,705 feet of State highway on 
the same road in Williamsburg, the surfacing consisting of bituminous mac- 
adam. The proposal amounted to $261,710.50. Work practically completed. 
Expenditure during 1926, $194,744.03. 

C helms ford-West ford. 
June 15, 1926, contract made with Antonio Pallatto, of Dracut, for recon- 
structing about 8,112 feet of State highway on the Littleton Road in Chelms- 
ford and about 14,049 feet of State highway on the same road in Westford, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$175,923.50. Work completed Nov. 30, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $148,- 
305.05. ] f| 'JlfjlgiT * 

Methuen. 
June 15, 1926, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for 
reconstructing about 10,116 feet of State highway on River Street, the surface 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $91,822.70. 
Work completed Sept. 21, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $96,984.63. 

Dartmouth. 
June 15, 1926, contract made with Greany & Sherry, of Fall River, for con- 
structing and reconstructing about 15,300 feet of State highway on the Fall 
River Road, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The pro- 
posal amounted to $279,366.60. Work completed Nov. 30, 1926. Expenditure 
during 1926, $253,592.67. 

New Ashford. 
June 15, 1926, contract made with Carl B. Lindholm, of Pittsfield, for con- 
structing about 699 feet of State highway, the surface consisting of gravel. 
The proposal amounted to $6,766.50. Work completed Aug. 3, 1926. Expen- 
diture during 1926, $6,805.90. 

Conway. 
June 15, 1926, contract made with P. J. Kennedy & Company, Inc., of Hol- 
yoke, for constructing two bridges and approaches on about 1,350 feet of 



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State highway, the surface consisting of gravel. The proposal amounted to 
$46,529. Work completed Nov. 3, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $38,244.18. 

Holliston. 

June 29, 1926, contract made with Cenedella & Company, of Milford, for 

reconstructing about 17,506 feet of State highway on Washington Street, the 

surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $122,- 

299.40. Work completed Nov. 30, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $107,374.86. 

Amesbury-Merrimac. 
July 6, 1926, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for re- 
constructing about 11,842 feet of State highway on the Haverhill Road in 
Amesbury and about 6,365 feet of State highway on Main Street in Merrimac, 
the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $200,087.30. Work completed Nov. 30, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, 
$177,012.30. 

Lexington. 
July 13, 1926, contract made with Perini & Ampollini, of Plainville, for 
constructing about 3,646 feet of State highway on Bedford Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $32,377.50. Work 
completed Oct. 26, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $35,806. 

Cheshire. 
July 20, 1926, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 23,114 feet of State highway on the 
Pittsfield-Adams Road, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $257,436.60. Work about one-half completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1926, $120,623.16. 

Leominster-Sterling . 
July 27, 1926, contract made with G. Rosse & Son, of Leominster, for recon- 
structing about 2,941 feet of State highway on the Leominster Road in Sterling 
and about 11,500 feet of State highway on Central Street in Leominster, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $108,- 
005.45. Work about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1926, $45,957. 

Hinsdale. 
July 27, 1926, contract made with the Richmond Foundation Company, of 
Pittsfield, for constructing about 4,801 feet of State highway on South Street, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam on 4,531 feet and gravel on 297 
feet. The proposal amounted to $82,883.30. Work about one-half completed. 
Expenditure during 1926, $47,695.34. 

North Attleborough. 
Aug. 3, 1926, contract made with the Hudson Construction & Supply Com- 
pany, Inc., of Providence, R. I., for reconstructing about 4,956 feet of State 
highway on Washington Street, the surface consisting of reinforced cement 
concrete with bituminous macadam shoulders. The proposal amounted to 
$62,884.55. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1926, $78,910.60. 

Winchendon. 
Aug. 3, 1926, contract made with P. J. Keating Company, of Fitchburg, 
for reconstructing about 12,992 feet of State highway on the Winchendon 
Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $122,093.30. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1926, 
$43,543.48. 

Newbury port. 
Aug. 3, 1926, contract made with Cashman Brothers Company, of Newbury- 
port, for furnishing and placing rip-rap at the southerly abutment to the 



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bridge over the Merrimack River on the State highway leading to Salisbury. 
The proposal amounted to $1,601.25. Work completed Sept. 21, 1926. Ex- 
penditure during 1926, $1,770.17. 

Lynn. 
Aug. 10, 1926, contract made with the Cement-Gun Company, Inc., of Allen- 
town, Pa., for repairing a culvert on the State highway about 2,550 feet north- 
erly of the northerly abutment of the Saugus River Bridge. Work completed 
Sept. 14, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $1,000. 

East Brookfield. 
Aug. 17, 1926, contract made with the Engineering Service & Construction 
Company, of Boston, for constructing a bridge and approaches on about 620 
feet of State highway, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $19,175. Work practically completed. Expenditure dur- 
ing 1926, $14,846.87. 

Lynn. 
Aug. 17, 1926, contract made with the M. McDonough Company, of Swamp- 
scott, for reconstructing the granite block pavement on about 2,100 feet of 
the State highway on Western Avenue. The proposal amounted to $22,630. 
Work completed Nov. 30, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, $20,722.84. 

Harwich. 
Aug. 24, 1926, contract made with Washburn & Sheridan Construction Com- 
pany, of Taunton, for constructing about 2,517 feet of State highway on the 
County Road, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $15,995. Work completed Nov. 9, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, 
$13,923.13. 

Seekonk. 
Aug. 31, 1926, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for constructing about 2,231 feet of State highway on Mink 
Street and about 2,879 feet of State highway on School Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $40,735.25. Work 
about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1926, $18,026.37. 

Hingham. 
Sept. 14, 1926, contract made with the Cement-Gun Company, Inc., of Allen- 
town, Pa., for repairing two bridges on the State highway at the head of 
Hingham Harbor. Work completed Oct. 26, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, 
$2,302.50. 

Williamstown. 
Sept. 14, 1926, contract made with the Richard Hopkins Company of Albany, 
N. Y., for grading, drainage and sub-base on about 23,090 feet of State high- 
way (20,500 feet on the Petersburg Mountain Road and 2,150 feet on the Cold 
Springs Road). The proposal amounted to $299,487.50. Work about one-sixth 
completed. Expenditure during 1926, $48,559.65. 

Barnstaole-Mashpee. 
Sept. 21, 1926, contract made with William A. Jones and Herbert L. Thomas, 
of Barnstable, for constructing about 3,171 feet of State highway on the Fal- 
mouth Road in Barnstable and about 9,938 feet of State highway on the same 
road in Mashpee, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $67,898. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure during 
1926, $24,150.61. 

North Attleborongh. 
Sept. 28, 1926, contract made with the Hudson Construction Company, of 
Providence, R. I., for reconstructing about 1,282 feet of State highway, the 



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surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous macadam 
shoulders. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1926, $78,910.60. 

Sandwich. 
Oct. 13, 1926, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for recon- 
structing a bridge and approaches on about 1,150 feet of State highway, the 
surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $49,648. 
Work about one-tenth completed. Expenditure during 1926, $5,129.75. 

Medford. 
Nov. 9, 1926, contract made with the Greenough Construction Company, of 
Acton, for widening about 3,100 feet of State highway on Mystic Avenue. 
The proposal amounted to $8,450. Work not commenced. 

Marshfield. 
Nov. 16, 1926, contract made with Michael F. Roach, of East Bridgewater, 
for constructing and reconstructing about 25,175 feet of State highway on 
Main Street, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $213,466.58. Work not commenced. 

Williamstown. 
Nov. 30, 1926, contract made with the Town of Williamstown for reconstruct- 
ing about 700 feet of the State highway on the River Road, the surface consist- 
ing of bituminous macadam. Work not commenced. 

The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various counties 
during the year were : 

Barnstable, $46,986.11 Hampshire, $5,043.69 

Berkshire, $233,231.65 Middlesex, $56,632.00 

Bristol, $955,578.91 Norfolk, $74,212.69 

Essex, $10,082.08 Plymouth, $2,335.18 

Franklin, $201,676.32 Worcester, $162,499.83 

Hampden, $195,998.28 Total, $1,944,276.74 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $10,260.44; Harwich, $17,254.34; Mashpee, 
$19,471.33. 

Berkshire County. — Dalton, $30,518.12; Hinsdale, $64,700.28; Lee, $33,- 
208.94; New Ashford, $8,368.26; Sandisfield, $11,812.71; Williamstown, $84,- 
623.34. 

Bristol County. — Dartmouth, $241,918.69 ; Rehoboth, $125,147.50 ; Seekonk, 
$80,796.56; Somerset, $210,938.72; Swansea, $284,409.65; Taunton, $12,367.79. 

Essex County. — Haverhill, $5,296.77; Lawrence, $842.08; North Andover, 
$1,543.23; Rowley, $2,400. 

Franklin County. — Conway, $88,418.32; Northfield, $113,258. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $4.20; Monson, $181,428.90; Russell, $4,- 
320; Toland, $10,245.18. 

Hampshire County. — Easthampton, $4,984.63; Huntington, $59.06. 

Middlesex County. — Lexington, $36,688.63; Littleton, $3,241.46; Westford, 
$16,701.91. 

Norfolk County. — Wrentham, $74,212.69. 

Plymouth County. — Marshfield, $175.18; Wareham, $2,160. 

Worcester County. — Brookfield, $7,848.75; East Brookfield, $18,427.84; 
Sturbridge, $76,457.26; Westminster, $34,039.93; Winchendon, $25,726.05. 



20 P.D. 54 

Maintenance and Repair of State Highways. 
(Section 13, chapter 81, General Laws, and chapter 79, Acts of 1926.) 
The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — 

Barnstable, $331,449.68 Hampshire, $354,382.44 

Berkshire, $676,302.25 Middlesex, $577,394.49 

Bristol, $460,659.18 Nantucket, $474.80 

Dukes, $10,392.44 Norfolk, $462,793.01 

Essex, $696,799.44 Plymouth, $929,900.65 

Franklin, $275,355.83 Suffolk, $85,802.21 

Hampden, $189,069.11 Worcester, $799,895.26 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow 



Total, $5,850,670.79 



Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $21,957.96; Bourne, $10,731.89; Brewster, 
$6,900.93: Chatham, $69,203.21: Dennis, $95,608.86; Eastham, $1,389.40; Fal- 
mouth, $11,710.60; Harwich, $8,838.78; Mashpee, $4,024.61; Orleans, $12,- 
203.26; Provineetown, $4,508.86: Sandwich, $23,076.94; Truro, $2,809.55; Well- 
fleet, $1,671.54; Yarmouth, $56,753.29. 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $2,836.52; Becket, $16,001.16; Cheshire, $152,- 
200.71; Clarksburg, $4,694.76; Dalton, $13,847.30; Egremont, $3,971.78; 
Florida, $14,948.77; Great Barrington, $6,466.23; Hancock, $2,198.53; Hins- 
dale, $11,516.79; Lanesborough, $7,708.03; Lee, $85,413.50; Lenox, $162,149.94; 
New Ashford, $5,169.43; New Marlborough, $196.82; North Adams, $10,710: 
Otis, $221.35; Pittsfield, $9,801.91: Richmond, $7,538.71; Sandisfield, $685.78; 
Savoy, $3,109.62; Sheffield, $8,160.05; Stockbridge, $129,249.87; Washington, 
$1,439.09; Williamstown, 11,961.67; Windsor, $4,103.93. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $3,742.82; Attleboro, $3,021.22; Berkley, $2,- 
111.29; Dartmouth, $120,622.77: Dighton, $5,614; Easton, $5,631.40; Fair- 
haven, $26,789.63; Fall River, $131.62: Freetown, $6,303.81; Mansfield, $1,- 
562.55; North Attleborough, $99,061.77: Norton, $8,620.13; Ravnham, $9,- 
211.23: Rehoboth. $6,024.65: Seekonk, $7,357.55; Somerset, $46,837.94; Swan- 
sea, $75,813.33: Taunton, $22,174.53; Westport, $10,026.94. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $1,317.92; Edgartown, $1,612.42; Gay Head, 
$528.58; Oak Bluffs, $3,925.83; Tisbury, $1,768.59; West Tisbury, $1,239.10. 

Essex County. — Amesburv, $148,974.67; Andover, $3,919.62; Beverly, $7,- 
314.55; Danvers, $4,306.12; Essex, $1,034.84; Gloucester, $2,862.03; Groveland, 
$2,126.12; Hamilton, $4,388.24: Haverhill, $44,615.09: Ipswich, $4,994.85; 
Lawrence, $1,700.59: Lvnn, $31,147.97; Lvnnfield, $2,048.59: Merrimac, $80,- 
400.76; Methuen, $124,250.45: Middleton, $3,867.70; Newburv, $13,023.77; 
Newburvport, $2,418.69; North Andover, $11,896.70; Peabodv, $2,271.44; 
Roekport, $777.82: Rowley, $5,348.95; Salem, $3,979.90; Salisburv, $9,209.27; 
Saugus. $165,856.57: Swampscott, $1,480.79; Topsfield, $4,720.26; Wenham, 
$1,342.01: West Newbury, $6,521.08. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield. $2,182.14; Bernardston, $166,314.02; Buck- 
land, $3,775.19; Charlemont, $17,511.88; Colrain, $1,999.07; Conwav, $3,177.71; 
Deerfield, $14,461.34: Erving, $11,166.80; Gill, $50.73; Greenfield, $12,821.60: 
Montague, $5,259.06; Northfield, $8,456.98; Orange, $17,928.39; Shelburne, 
$4,890^2; Sunderland, $3,153.83; Whately, $2,206.77. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $91,167.14; Blandford, $8,806.38; Brimfield, 
$4,150.64; Chester, $9,841.96; Chicopee, $14,238.24; East Longmeadow, $3,- 
025.57: Holvoke, $3,874.27; Monson, $1,534.98: Palmer, $13,357.75; Russell, 
$16,097.35: Southwick, $1,284.42: Tolland, $213.64; Wales, $3,435.59; West 
Springfield. $5,777.29: Westfield, $7,826.70: Wilbraham, $4,437.19. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $24,357.38: Belchertown. $3,612.18: Cum- 
mington, $36,170.52; Easthampton, $2,344.88; Goshen, $112,025.74: Granby, 
$7,431.88: Hadlev. $2,788.57 ;" Hatfield, $2,317.04; Huntington, $9,532.52; 
Northampton, $9,435.76; South Hadlev, $9,908.40; Southampton, $5,806.75; 
Ware, $7,291.99; Williamsburg, $121,358.83, 



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Middlesex County. — Acton, $3,970.24; Arlington, $1,438.57; Ashby, $7,- 
845.26; Ashland, $1,052.84; Ayer, $10,773.28; Bedford, $43,745.18; Billerica, 
$12,771.50; Boxborough, $2,167.37; Burlington, $4,345.99; Chelmsford, $69,- 
750.03; Concord, $4,632.34; Dracut, $3,348.39; Framingham, $4,265.91; Groton 
$2,535.43; Holliston, $134,475.80; Hudson, $1,632.11; Lexington, $31,348.39 
Lincoln, $2,112; Littleton, $45,548.33; Lowell, $2,081.03; Maiden, $147.31 
Marlborough, $9,222.83; Medford, $542.41; Melrose, $704.99; Natick, $7,179.09 
Newton, $297.07; North Reading, $1,140.95; Pepperell, $3,741.72; Reading 
$2,857.74; Shirley, $1,490.19; Somerville, $581.10; Stoneham, $1,368.27; Sud- 
bury, $3,704.08; Tewksbury, $2,159.81; Townsend, $5,242.16; Tyngsborough, 
$3,793.14; Waltham, $748.05; Watertown, $697.59; Wayland, 3,098.53; West- 
ford, $118,183.06; Weston, $4,650.54; Wilmington, $3,931.14; Winchester, $2,- 
522.77; Woburn, $9,449.96. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $474.80. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $1,079.79; Bellingham, $5,295.61; Braintree, $9,- 
368.66; Canton, $58,256.01; Cohasset, $7,050.68; Dedham, $1,468.81; Dover 
$1,499.42; Foxborough, $3,386.35; Franklin, $4,613.29; Holbrook, $1,741.88 
Milton, $4,798.01; Needham, $1,677.93; Norfolk, $467.54; Norwood, $2,032.68 
Plainville, $82,369.48; Quincy, $3,882.06; Randolph, $2,367.32; Sharon, $26,- 
263.41; Stoughton, $21,103.20; Walpole, $2,829.63; Wellesley, $462.74; West- 
wood, $1,233.53; Weymouth, $191,255.57; Wrentham, $28,289.41. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $4,267.07; Bridgewater, $37,392.60; Brock- 
ton, $42,090.38; Duxbury, $5,305.87; East Bridgewater, $6,277.63; Hanover, 
$2,776.89; Hingham, $206,849.14; Kingston, $3,618.09; Lakeville, $9,942.61; 
Marion, $9,853.15; Marshfield, $3,261.98; Mattapoisett, $16,839.69; Middle- 
borough, $206,219.95; Norwell, $969.03; Pembroke, $3,133.24; Plymouth, $7,- 
713.10; Rochester, $3,588.20; Rockland, $2,402; Scituate, $3,476.80; Wareham, 
$146,250.07; West Bridgewater, $205,014.94; Whitman, $2,658.22. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $2,463.93; Chelsea, $1,535.35; Revere, $81,802.93. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $8,714.05; Athol, $110,138.20; Auburn, 
$32,133.82; Barre, $4,833.64; Blackstone, $7,874.44; Brookfield, $20,164.45; 
Charlton, $9,342.98; Douglas, $2,558.54; Dudley, $5,425.57; East Brookfield, 
$1,583.05; Fitchburg, $13,113.19; Gardner, $5,178.46; Grafton, $5,480.11; 
Hardwick, $1,044.72; Harvard, $2,379.28; Holden, $13,332.14; Hopedale, 
$128.99; Lancaster, $1,461.09; Leicester, $3,760.38; Leominster, $26,969.42; 
Lunenberg, $6,927.38; Mendon, $1,844.09; Milford, $4,483.67; Millbury, $3,- 
223.91; Millville, $2,898.10; New Braintree, $168.04; North Brookfield, $1,- 
984.84; Northborough, $4,017.60; Northbridge, $2,629.66; Oakham, $1,987.10; 
Oxford, $18,314.85; Paxton, $188,671.73; Petersham, $3,923.83; Phillipston, 
$3,367.32; Princeton, $3,841.48; Rutland, $9,638.50; Shrewsbury, $5,170.84; 
Southborough, $3,828.81; Southbridge, $1,122.97; Spencer, $2,702.60; Sterling, 
$35,496.70; Sturbridge, $2,452.08; Sutton, $6,039.90; Templeton, $9,268.90; 
Upton, $2,304.31; Uxbridge, $4,792.13; Warren, $2,372.48; Webster, $2,521.93; 
West Boylston, $11,670.07; West Brookfield, $2,487.94; Westborough, $3,- 
917.11; Westminster, $42,771.17; Winchendon, $60,825.24; Worcester, $66 ,- 
611.46. 

Highway Improvements Authorized by Special Acts. 
The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construc- 
tion of town ways in the Five Western Counties, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of chapter 221, Acts of 1915, as amended by chapter 572, Acts of 
1920: — 

Granville-Southwick. — Dec. 22, 1925, contract made with Eugene L. Gobeille, 
Inc., of Worcester, for constructing about 12,085 feet of highway on the Gorge 
Road in Granville, and about 4,708 feet of highway on the same road in South- 
wick, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $76,465.50. Work completed Nov. 30, 1926. Expenditure during 1926, 
$64,647.18. 

Peru-Worthington. — Nov. 30, 1926, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, 



22 P.D. 54 

Inc., of Ashland, for constructing about 8,747 feet of highway on the Worth- 
ington Road in Peru, and about 1,847 feet of highway on the .same road in 
Worthington, the surface consisting of gravel. The proposal amounted to $79,- 
392. Work not commenced. 

The total expenditures during the year for the construction of these high- 
ways in the Five Western Counties amounted to $70,737.37, details of which 
follow : — 

Route No. 6. — Peru-Worthington, $962.07. 
Route No. 9. — Granvilie-Southwick, $69,775.30. 

Southern Route to Accommodate Traffic between Boston and the Terri- 
tory to the South and East Thereof. 

Under the provisions of chapters 330 and 344, Acts of 1925, as amended by 
chapter 369, Acts of 1926, the Division of Highways is authorized to lay out 
and construct convenient and adequate ways for motor vehicles and other 
traffic in the cities of Boston and Quiney. Upon the completion of this route 
(Southern Artery) all parts of said ways shall become public streets or ways 
of the respective cities within which they lie and be kept in good condition and 
repair by them. 

Contracts for the construction of portions of the Southern Artery were 
entered into during the year as follows: — 

Quiney. — Nov. 23, 1926, contract made with Ezekiel C. Sargent, of Quiney, 
for constructing about 3,372 feet of highway, the surface consisting of bitumi- 
nous macadam. The proposal amounted to $64,450.80. Work not commenced. 

Boston. — Nov. 30, 1926, contract made with J. C. Coleman & Sons Co., of 
Boston, for constructing about 13,096 feet of highway, the surface consisting of 
bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $360,898.50. Work not 
commenced. 

FEDERAL AID IN CONSTRUCTING HIGHWAYS. 

Statements as to the acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legislature 
with respect to co-operation between the United States and the States in the 
construction and maintenance of highways, including the Federal Highway Act 
approved Nov. 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports of this Depart- 
ment for the years 1920-1925, inclusive. 

The following Federal aid allotments have thus far been made to Massachu- 
setts: — 



For fiscal 


year 


ending 


June 30, 


1917 












$73,850 94 


For fiscal 


year 


ending 


June 30, 


1918 












147,701 90 


For fiscal 


year 


ending 


June 30, 


1919 












958,145 15 


For fiscal 


year 


ending 


June 30, 


1920 












1,400,078 27 


For fiscal 


year 


ending 


June 30, 


1921 












1,472,788 83 


For fiscal 


year 


ending 


June 30, 


1922 












1,096,176 04 


For fiscal 


year 


ending 


June 30, 


1923 












730,784 03 


For fiscal 


year 


ending 


June 30, 


1924 












950,448 62 


For fiscal 


year 


ending 


June 30, 


1925 












1,089,806 22 


For fiscal 


year 


ending 


June 30, 


1926 












1,099,891 00 


For fiscal 


year 


ending 


June 30, 


1927 












1,089,055 00 


Total 




















$10,108,726 00 



The total amount received by Massachusetts from 1916 to Nov. 30, 1926, is 
$6,868,153.87. 

Projects to the number of 23 have been prepared in addition to those shown 
in the report of the Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, for 
1925. The total mileage included in the various Federal aid road projects in 



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this State, from the commencement of work of this character to Nov. 30, 1926, 
inclusive, is 468.764. The mileage in various counties is : — 



Barnstable, 37.681 miles 
Berkshire, 63.669 miles 
Bristol, 50.822 miles 
Dukes, 3.117 miles 
Essex, 52.690 miles 
Franklin, 18.875 miles 



Hampden, 25.055 miles 
Hampshire, 26.023 miles 
Middlesex, 49.558 miles 
Norfolk, 26.464 miles 
Plymouth, 43.837 miles 
Worcester, 70.973 miles 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects 1 to Nov. 30, 1926. 









Amount of 








No. 


Town or Citt. 


Miles. 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










involved. 


received. 


Remarks. 


1 


Acushnet-Fairhaven . 


2.182 


$21,820 00 


$21,820 00 


Work completed. 


2 


Hanover . . . . 


2.708 


19,480 


36 


19,480 


36 


Work completed. 


3 


Malrten-Melrose-Saugus . 


1.162 


11,620 


00 


11,620 


00 


Work completed. 


4 


Danvers . . . . . 


1.325 


15,460 


22 


15,460 


22 


Work completed. 


5 


Windsor-Dalton 


3.240 


64,800 


00 


64,800 


00 


Work completed. 


6 


Sandwich . . . . 


1.818 


10,678 


02 


10,678 


02 


Work completed. 


7 


Cummington . . . . 


4.659 


86,816 


53 


86,816 


53 


Work completed. 


8 


Athol-Petersham 


7.016 


90,074 


51 


90,074 


51 


Work completed. 


9 


Saugus . 


3.122 


65,472 


27 


65,472 


27 


Work completed. 


10 


Braintree . 


2.420 


40,5o4 


80 


40,554 


80 


Work completed. 


11 


Concord-Acton-Littleton . 


4.849 


77,600 


87 


77,600 


87 


Work completed. 


12 


Ipswich . 


2.173 


21,851 


50 


21,851 


50 


Work completed. 


13 


Littleton-Groton 


6.450 


130,504 


25 


130,504 


25 


Work completed. 


14 


Barnstable . 


3.331 


22,687 


65 


22,687 


65 


Work completed. 


15 


Norwell-Hingham . 


4.380 


59,501 


75 


59,501 


75 


Work completed. 


17 


Lynnfield-Peabody . 


1.794 


35,880 


00 


35,880 


00 


Work completed. 


18 


Lunenburg . 


2.797 


55,940 


00 


55,940 


00 


Work completed. 


19 


Taunton . 


2.116 


42,320 


00 


42,320 


00 


Work completed. 


20 


Tewksbury . 


, 2.909 


35,211 


82 


35,211 


82 


Work completed. 


21 


Pittsfield-Hancock . 


3.637 


72,483 


32 


72,483 


32 


Work completed. 


22 


Greenfield-Bernardston 


6.426 


88,270 


71 


88,270 


71 


Work completed. 


23 


Great Barrington 


2.123 


31,348 


89 


31,348 


89 


Work completed. 


24 


Seekonk . 


2.756 


19,527 


75 


19,527 


75 


Work completed. 


25 


Billerica .... 


0.578 


38,389 7 


38,389 7 


Work completed. 


26 


Greenfield-Shelburne : 
















Section 1 . . . 


5.134 


102,680 


00 


102,680 


00 


Work completed. 




Section 2 


4.401 


88,020 


00 


88,020 


00 


Work completed. 


27 


Hamilton-Wenham . 


1.766 


20,207 


27 


20,207 27 


Work completed. 


28 


Lanesborough : 
















Section A . 


0.990 


19,780 


19,780 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


2.690 


53,800 


00 


53,800 


00 


Work completed. 


29 


Ware .... 


2.626 


46,557 


55 


46,557 


55 


Work completed. 


30 


Brimfield 


4.206 


84,120 


00 


84,120 


00 


Work completed. 


31 


Danvers-Peabody 


1.107 


22,140 


00 


22,140 


00 


Work completed. 


32 


Huntington 


3.078 


97,163 


48 


97,163 


48 


Work completed. 


33 


Acton-Littleton : 
















Section A 


2.182 


43,640 


00 


43,640 


00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


1.624 


25,847 


25 


25,847 


25 


Work completed. 


34 


Dudley .... 


1.359 


27,180 


00 


27,180 


00 


Work completed. 


35 


Haverhill-Methuen . 


4.544 


90,880 


45,543 


84 


Work completed 


36 


Eastham-Wellfleet-Provincetow 


n: 










in Haverhill. 




Section A 


. 10.690 


91,347 


85 


91,347 


85 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


6.548 


75,935 


60 


75,935 


60 


Work completed. 




Section C 


8.043 


86,130 


51 


86,130 


51 


Work completed. 


37 


Egremont 


1 . 164 


20,579 


07 


20,579 


07 


Work completed. 


38 


Peabody-Danvers 


2.827 


56,540 


56,540 


00 


Work completed. 


39 


Williamstown-New Ashf ord-Lai 
borough : 


les- 














Section A . 


0.020 


9,123 


64 


9,123 


64 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


3.323 


65,980 


00 


65,980 


00 


Work completed. 


40 


East Brookfield 


1.011 


20,220 


00 


20,220 


00 


Work completed. 


41 


Ashby .... 


1 . 250 


22,141 


03 


22,141 


03 


Work completed. 


42 


Washington 


2.291 


45,820 


00 


45,820 


00 


Work completed. 


43 


Leicester 


0.638 


12,760 


00 


12,760 


Work completed. 


44 


Goshen-Cummington- Windsor : 
















Section A . . . 


1.494 


29,880 


00 


29,880 


00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


1.479 


50,183 


37 


50,183 


37 


Work completed. 




Section C 


3.780 


82,915 


42 


82,915 


42 


Work completed. 


45 


Palmer: 
















Sections A and C . 


1.795 


3o,900 


35,900 


Work completed. 


46 


Upton-Hopedale : 
















Section A 


1 . 672 


33,440 


00 


33,440 


Work completed. 


47 


Barre-Oakham 


1 . 737 


37,200 


75 


37,200 


75 


Work completed. 


50 


Lunenburg 


1.763 


35,260 


00 


35,260 


00 


Work completed. 


51 


Mendon-Uxbridge: 
















Section A . 


1 . 959 


39,180 00 


39,180 


Work completed. 




Section B 


2.504 


50,080 00 


50,080 


00 


Work completed. 



1 All of these projects are now, or will be later, State highways. 



24 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1926 



No. 


Town or Citt. 


52 


Oxford .... 


53 


East Brookfield-Speneer-West 




Brookfield: 




Section A . 




Section B . 


54 


Leicester: 




Section A 




Section B . 


55 


Quincy .... 


56 


Stoughton 


57 


Winchester-Woburn 


58 


Littleton 


59 


Egremont 


60 


Middleton-Danvers . 


61 


Winchendon-Templeton . 


62 


Danvers-Topsfield : 




Section A 




Section B 


63 


Essex-Ipswich 


64 


Norwood. 


65 


North Adams . 


69 


Haverhill 


70 


Palmer .... 


71 


Wrentham 


72 


Walpole .... 


73 


Southwick 


74 £ Becket .... 


75 a. Topsfield-Ipswich-Rowley-New 




bury: 




Section A 


76 


Norfolk . 


77 


Merrimac . 


78 


Burlington . 


79 


Great Barrington 


80 


Lee: 




Section A 




Section B 


83 


Pembroke . 


84 


Sterling- West Boylston 


85 


Dalton- (Hinsdale Road) : 




Section A . 




Section B 


86 


Gay Head . . . . 


87 


Dalton (Windsor Road) : 




Section A 




Section B . 


89 


Easton: 




Sections A and B . 




Section C . 


90 


Brookfield-East Brookfield 


91 


Lowell .... 


93 


Wilbraham 


94 


Otis-Sandisfield 


95 


Westfield 


96 


Rochester- Wareham 


98 


Sheffield .... 


99 


Gloucester 


100 


Rutland .... 


101A 


Hinsdale 


101B 


Hinsdale . 


102A 


Plain ville- Wrentham 


103 


Adams .... 


104 


Milton .... 


105 


Rehoboth 


106 


Bourne . 


107 


Southampton . . . . 


108 


Lake ville-Freet own . 


109 


West Brookfield 


110 


Middleborough-Bridgewater 


111 


Braintree . . . . 


112 


North Attleborough-Attleboro . 


113 


Swansea . 


113B 


Swansea-Somerset . 


114 


Lenox . 


115 


Plymouth . 


116 


Norwood-Walpole . 


117 A 


Chelmsford . 


117B 


Chelmsford-Tyngsborough 


118A 


Brookfield . 


118B 


Brookfield . 


119A 


Essex . 


120 A 


Lakeville . 


120B 


Berkley . 


120C 


Taunton-Berkley 


120D 


Taunton . 



Miles 



3 . 208 



0.890 
1.682 

0.829 
2.691 
0.549 
2.141 
3.042 
1.345 
0.784 
1.907 
5.393 



3.009 
3.513 
4.489 
1.065 
1.638 
2.657 
2.550 
1.846 
3.078 
6.879 
0.156 



10.207 
1.447 
1.020 
3.761 
2.991 

0.909 
0.283 
2.121 
3.491 

1.033 
0.066 
3.117 

1.056 
0.038 

3.540 
3.840 
1.227 
0.977 
0.208 
7.565 
0.148 
4.031 
3.052 
1.191 
3.640 
0.297 
0.858 
3.254 
0.568 
3.534 
1.438 
0.522 
2.203 
4.583 
0.066 
0.109 
0.371 
3.278 
0.692 
3.503 
.408 
.680 
.453 
.377 
.625 
0.620 
0.251 
0.406 
4.789 
0.864 
2.758 
0.862 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved. 

$64,160 00 



17,800 00 
33,640 00 

16,580 00 
53,820 00 
10,980 00 
42,820 00 
59,131 31 
26,900 00 
15,678 18 
38,224 70 
106,117 44 

60,180 00 
76,959 91 
89,780 00 
21,300 00 
32,760 00 
53,049 24 
51,000 00 
36,940 00 
61,560 00 
111,757 95 
13,095 66 



207,163 37 
28,940 00 
20,397 7 3 
75,220 00 
59,820 00 

18,180 00 

4,245 00 

31,815 00 

51,974 04 

20,660 00 

7,120 50 

40,783 51 

21,120 00 
5,429 50 

70,800 00 
62,400 00 
25,324 95 
19,537 87 
67,506 06 
122,931 25 
12,677 08 
68,979 93 
61,133 85 
19,353 75 
59,150 00 

4,455 00 
26,602 48 
48,810 00 

9,230 00 
70,680 00 
28,760 00 
35,002 00 
44,060 00 
71,706 11 
10,283 73 
24,580 87 

7,200 00 
65,560 00 
11,245 00 
70,080 18 
39,130 00 
25,522 53 
40,878 91 
27,540 00 
89,713 81 
12,400 00 

3,765 00 

8,120 00 
71,835 00 
12,960 00 
41,370 00 
12,930 00 



Amount 
received. 



P.D. 54 

Continued. 

Remarks. 



$64,160 00 Work completed. 



17,800 00 
33,640 00 

16,580 00 
53,820 00 
10,980 00 
42,820 00 
59,131 31 
26,900 00 
15,678 18 
38,224 70 
106,117 44 

60,180 00 
76,959 91 
89,780 00 
21,300 00 
32,760 00 
53,049 24 
51,000 00 
36,940 00 
61,560 00 
111,757 95 
13,095 66 



207,163 37 
28,940 00 
20,397 73 
75,220 00 
59,820 00 

18,180 00 

4,245 00 

31,815 00 

51,974 04 

20,660 00 

7,120 50 

40,783 51 

21,120 00 
5,429 50 

70,800 00 

62,400 00 

25,324 95 

19,537 87 

67,506 06 

122,931 25 

12,677 08 

68,979 93 

61,133 85 

19,353 75 

59,150 00 

4,455 00 

48,810 00 
9,230 00 
70,680 00 
2S.760 00 
35,002 00 
44,060 00 
71,,"06 11 
10,283 73 
24,580 87 
7,200 00 
65,560 00 
11,245 00 

39,130 00 
25,522 53 
40,878 91 
27,540 00 
89,713 81 
12,400 00 
3,765 00 
8,120 00 
71,835 00 
12,960 00 
41,370 00 
12,930 00 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 



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completed, 
completed. 



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W T ork completed. 
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Work completed. 

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W T ork completed. 
Work completed. 
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P.D. 54 25 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1926 — Concluded. 











Amount of 






No. Town or City 


Miles, 


Federal Aid 
involved. 


Amount 
received. 


Remarks. 


121 A Abington 


0.947 


$17,887 34 


$17,887 34 


Work completed. 


121B Bridgewater 




0.113 


20,093 56 


— 


Work completed. 


122A Barnstable 




0.066 


18,711 51 


18,711 51 


Work completed. 


122B Barnstable-Mashpee 




2.482 


37,230 00 


— 


Work underway. 


123A Southampton . 




2.461 


47,155 67 


47,155 67 


Work completed. 


124A Wayland 




0.189 


30,296 68 


30,296 68 


Work completed. 


125A Wareham 




3.086 


68,316 11 


68,316 11 


Work completed. 


125B Wareham 




2.761 


41,415 00 


- 


Work completed. 


127A Holyoke . 




4.136 


62,040 00 


62,040 00 


Work completed. 


128A Hinsdale 




0.066 


8,598 63 


8,598 63 


Work completed. 


128B Hinsdale 




0.952 


14,280 00 


14,280 00 


Work completed. 


129A Dighton-Somerset 




3.465 


51,975 00 


51,975 00 


Work completed. 


129B Somerset 




4.340 


65,511 29 


65,511 29 


Work completed. 


130A Auburn-Oxford 




4.208 


63,120 00 


63,120 00 


Work completed. 


131A Wilbraham 




0.530 


7,950 00 


7,950 00 


Work completed. 


133A North Andover 




0.615 


9,225 00 


9,225 00 


Work completed. 


133B North Andover 




0.771 


11,565 00 


11,565 00 


Work completed. 


134 A Barre 




1.217 


18,255 00 


18,255 00 


Work completed. 


135 A Russell . 






0.557 


13,919 60 


13,919 60 


Work completed. 


136A Agawam 






1.331 


19,965 00 


19,965 00 


Work completed. 


136B Agawam 




. 


1.515 


22,725 00 


22,725 00 


Work completed. 


136C Agawam 






1.000 


15,000 00 


— 


Work completed. 


137A Sheffield . 






0.170 


22,710 05 


22,710 05 


Work completed. 


138A Chester . 






0.097 


10,818 36 


10,818 36 


Work completed. 


139A Brimfield 






0.103 


6,075 05 


6,075 05 


Work completed. 


140A Lenox-Lee 






3.519 


52,785 00 


43,399 66 


Work completed. 


140B Lee 






0.057 


26,620 13 


— 


Work underway. 


141A Williamsburg 






0.211 


8,880 65 


8,880 65 


Work completed. 


14 xB Goshen- Williamsburg 


5.042 


95,783 17 


- 


Work underway. 


142A Fitchburg-Westminster 


3.960 


69,171 34 


69,171 34 


Work completed. 


143 Fairhaven-Mattapoisett . 


3.245 


52,079 86 


52,079 86 


Work completed. 


144A Canton-Stoughton . 


4.306 


64,436 20 


64,436 20 


Work completed. 


145A Ashland-Holliston . 


3.330 


34,645 01 


34,645 01 


Work completed. 


146A Paxton .... 


1.783 


26,745 00 


26,745 00 


Work completed. 


146B Paxton-Worcester . 


4.930 


73,950 00 


— 


Work underway. 


147A Lenox-Pittsfield 


2.349 


35,235 00 


- 


Agreement signed. 


148A Raynham 


1.657 


24,855 00 


24,855 00 


Work completed. 


149A Middleborough 


5.586 


83,790 00 


— 


Work completed. 


150 A Littleton-Westford . 


1.985 


29,775 00 


29,775 00 


Work completed. 


150B Westford. 


2.660 


39,900 00 


— 


Work completed. 


151 A and B Swansea-Somerset 


0.464 


89,736 24 


- 


Work completed. 


152A Dartmouth 


1.401 


21,015 00 


21,015 00 


Work completed. 


152B Dartmouth 


2.858 


42,870 00 


- 


Work completed. 


153A Southampton-Easthampton 


1.410 


21,150 00 


21,150 00 


Work completed. 


154A Sturbridge 


2.503 


37,545 00 


— 


Work underway. 


156A Orange .... 


1.058 


15,870 00 


15,870 00 


Work completed. 


157 A Sandisfield-Tolland . 


0.644 


34,803 50 


34,803 50 


Work completed. 


158A Dalton 


0.430 


25,726 60 


- 


Work completed. 


159 A Sekonk-Rehoboth-Swansea 


1.899 


61,146 07 


— 


Work completed. 


159B Seekonk .... 


2.251 


33,765 00 


- 


_ _ _ 


160 A Lenox-Lee-Stockb ridge 


5.453 


81,795 00 


- 


Work completed. 


161A Brockton-W. Bridgewater 


3.823 


57,345 00 


- 


Work completed. 


162A Holliston. 


3.315 


49,725 00 


— 


Work completed. 


163 A Amherst .... 


0.052 


5,909 20 


- 


Work completed. 


164 A Westminster- Winchendon 


0.750 


38,580 41 


- 


Work underway. 


165A Winchendon 


2.460 


36,900 00 


- 


Work underway. 


168A Deerfield 


1.856 


27,840 00 


— 


Project approved. 


169A Merrimac-Amesbury 


3.397 


50,955 00 


— 


Work completed. 


171 A Chelmsford . . 


1.536 


23,040 00 


— 


Work completed. 


172A Leominster-Sterling 


2.718 


40,770 00 


- 


Work underway. 


173A Cheshire 


4.377 


75,790 38 


- 


Work underway. 


174A Marshfield . 


4.533 


67,995 00 


- 


Work underway. 


175A Sandwich 


0.217 


23,396 50 


— 


Project approved. 


17 7 A Chatham 


3.964 


59,460 00 


- 


Project approved. 


178A Chelmsford 


1.262 


18,930 00 


- 


Project approved. 




468.764 


$8,436,795 29 


$6,868,153 87 










BRIDGES. 







During the year the Division has prepared designs and plans for, and done 
other work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The various 
cities and towns, the localities therein, the character of the structure and other 
details are as follows: — 

Bridges and Structures Built or Contracted for. 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure. 

Amherst — North Pleasant Street over Mill River; two 18-foot spans, rein- 
forced concrete slab. 



26 P.D. 54 

Amherst — South Pleasant Street over Branch Fort River; 15.75-foot span, 
reinforced concrete beam. 

Ashland — Union Street over Sudbury River; 31.5-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam. 

Barnstable — Craigville Road over Centerville River; four 15-foot spans, 
wooden pile. 

Billerica — Bedford-Chelmsford Road over Concord River; five 20-foot and 
two 19.5-foot spans, reinforced concrete beam and concrete pile. 

Boston — Codman Street, Southern Artery; Dorchester rapid transit exten- 
sion, 80-foot span, steel plate girder with reinforced concrete floor, carry- 
ing railroad over street. 

Boston — Southern Artery near Neponset River bridge; retaining wall. 

Boston — Southern Artery, over Davenport Brook; two 7.75-foot spans, re- 
inforced concrete box culvert. 

Bridgewater — Broad Street over Town River; 27-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam. 

Cheshire — South Street over Hoosic River; 46-foot span, reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Conway — Ashfield Road over South River; 45-foot span, reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Conway — Ashfield Road over South River; 34-foot span, reinforced concrete 
beam. 

East Brookfield — Main Street over Lake Lashaway; 16-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Hinsdale — Washington Road over Housatonic River; 32-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Medford — Winthrop Street over Mystic River; three 22.5-foot spans, re- 
inforced concrete beam. 

Monson — Main Street over Conant Brook; 21-foot span, reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Sandwich — North County Road over Scorton Harbor Creek; two 30-foot 
spans, reinforced concrete beam. 

Somerset-Swansea — Providence North Route over Lees River; 23-foot span, 
reinforced concrete beam, stone faced, concrete abutments. 

Swansea-Providence — North Route over Coles River; 23-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam, stone faced, concrete abutments. 

Webster — Gore Road over Sucker Brook; 15.5-foot span, reinforced concrete 
slab. 

West Brookfield — Ware Road over Wickaboag Pond ; 30-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Westminster — Winchendon Road over Nookagee River; two 26-foot spans, 
reinforced concrete beam. 

Westminster — Ashburnham Road over Nookagee River; 40-foot span, re- 
inforced concrete beam. 

Williamsburg — Goshen Road over Mill River; 44.33-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Williamsburg — Goshen Road over Mill River; 35-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam. 

Winchendon — Spring Street over Millers River; 21.5-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Winchendon — Ashburnham Road over Millers River; 22-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Alterations, Repairs and Extensions to Bridges and Structures 

completed in 1926. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work. 

Agawam — Tarkhill Road over Tarkhill Brook; extension of reinforced con- 
crete slab. 



P.D. 54 27 

Agawain — Tarkhill Road over Worthington Brook; extension of reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Athol — South Main Street over West Brook; extension of present bridge. 

Barren — New Braintree road at Barre Plains over Pratt Brook; extension of 
present bridge. 

Bedford — South Lexington Road over Shawsheen River; alteration and ex- 
tension of superstructure. 

Bedford — South Lexington Road over Elm Brook; alteration and extension 
of superstructure. 

Bedford-Carlisle — Road over Concord River; cleaning and painting steel. 

Cheshire — South Street over Kitchen Brook; extension and alteration *of 
reinforced concrete beam bridge. 

Dedham — Ames Street over Charles River; reinforced concrete extension of 
present stone arches. 

Franklin — Washington Street over Mine Brook; reinforced concrete slab 
extension to stone arch. 

Hingham. — Otis-Summer Streets over Hingham Cove; repairs to two rein- 
forced concrete beam bridges. 

Lynn — North Shore Road over creek near Lynn Harbor; repairs to culvert. 

Newbury — High Street, Oldtown, over Parker River; temporary repairs. 

Newburyport-Salisbury — Bridge Street over Merrimack River; riprap at 
southerly abutment. 

North Adams — Williamstown Road over Hoosic River ; repairs to floor system 
and resurfacing with wood blocks. 

Stockbridge — West Stockbridge Road over Marsh Brook; extension of re- 
inforced concrete arch bridge. 

West Bridgewater — Brockton-Bridgewater Road over Town River; reinforced 
concrete beam bridge extension to stone arch. 

Williamsburg — Groshen Road over Mill River; alteration and extension of 
superstructure. 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures. 
Plans, Studies or Estimates made. 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure. 

Amesbury — Macy Street Extension over Powow River; steel bridge. 

Barre — New Braintree Road over Boston and Maine Railroad; three spans, 
wooden trestle, total length 65 feet. 

Bridgewater-Middleborough — Bedford Street over Taunton River; three spans, 
two at 36.5 feet and one at 42 feet, reinforced concrete beam. 

Dedham — Washington Street over New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road; 31.33-foot span, reinforced concrete beam. 

Dedham — Washington Street over Mother Brook; 19.33-foot span, extension 
of reinforced concrete beam. 

Dover-Sherborn — Bridge Street over Charles River; 90-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Florida — Mohawk Trail over Cold River; 16-foot span, extension of reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Granby — Bachelor Street over Bachelor Brook; 20-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam. 

Hingham — Cohasset cut-off over New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road; three spans, one at 39 feet and two at 36 feet, reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Hingham — Cohasset cut-off over Weir River ; 16-foot span, reinforced concrete 
slab. 

Huntington — Worthington Road over Westfield River; two 126-foot spans, 
deck steel truss. 

Marlborough — Boston-Worcester Road over Hop Brook; 15-foot reinforced 
concrete slab. 



P.D. 54 

Millis — Middlesex Street over Bogastow Brook; 11-foot span, extension and 
repairs to stone arch bridge. 

Newbury — Shore Road over Parker River; three 125-foot spans, deck truss, 

Xewbiiryport-Salisbury — Bridge and Causeway streets over Merrimack River; 
live spans, total length 1,041 feet, repairs and resurfacing through steel 
truss. 

Northampton — Goshen Road over Beaver Brook; 28-foot span, extension of 
reinforced concrete beam. 

Otis-Beeket — Otis Road over Farmington River; 40-foot reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Peru-Hinsdale — Middlerield Road over Branch of Housatonic River; 18-foot 
span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Quiney — Southern Artery over Canal; 36-foot span, reinforced concrete beam. 

Qoincy — Southern Artery over Blacks Creek; 10-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete slab. 

Severe — Extension of Squire Road over Boston and Maine Railroad; 35-foot 
span, reinforced concrete beam. 

Revere — Extension of Squire Road over Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Rail- 
road; 73-foot span, steel bridge. 

Sandisfield — Winsted Road over Farmington River; 136-foot span, through 
steel bridge. 

Sandisfield — Winsted Road over Farmington River; 125-foot span, through 
steel bridge. 

Storbridge — County Road over Qninebang River; 50-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Cities and Towns. 

Towns, Locality and Character of Work. 

Adams — Canal Street over Hoosic River; widening and strengthening. 

Charlemout — Heath Road over Avery Brook; examination and advice on re- 
building. 

Chatham — Bridge Street over Mitchells River; estimate, plans, specifications 
and supervision. 

Cheshire — Sand Hill Road over Dry Brook; examination and advice for 
strengthening. 

Dennis-Yarmouth — South County Road over Lower Bass River; advice on 
support of draw span. 

Douglas — Gilboa Street over Canal; advice on rebuilding. 

Dover-Needham — Charles River Street over Charles River; plans and estimate 
for reinforced concrete pile trestle, two 19.5-foot spans and three 20-foot 
spans. 

Dover-Xeedham — Charles River Street over Charles River; examination and 
report for strengthening. 

Erving-Montague — Bridge Street over Millers River: examination and report. 

Erviug- Wendell — Xear Erving Paper Mill over Millers River; examination 
and report. 

Florida — South County Road over Cold River; examination, estimate and plan 
for new bridge. 

Greenfield — Cheapside Bridge over Deerfield River; examination and report 
on strength. 

Huntington — Village Bridge over West Branch of Westfield River; exami- 
nation and estimate for repairs and rebuilding. 

Huntington — Worthington Road over Westfield River; examination and re- 
port on resurfacing. 

Lancaster — Sprague Bridge over Nashua River; estimate, plans and specifi- 
cations for repairs: supervision. 

Lancaster — Mill Street over Nashua River: estimate and report. 

Littleton — "VTestford Road over Stony Brook Branch, Boston and Maine Rail- 
road; repairs approved. 



P.D. 54 29 

Maynard — Summer Street over Assabet River; estimate for extending and 
widening arches. 

Medfield-Millis — Fruit and Forest Streets over Charles River; estimate, plans 
and specifications for rebuilding. 

Mendon — Bellingham Street over Muddy Brook; estimate for diverting brook 
or replacing bridge. 

Mendon — Bellingham Street over Mill River; estimate for 24-foot span, re- 
inforced concrete beam. 

Middleborough — East Main Street over Namasket River; estimate, plans and 
specifications for reinforced concrete beam; supervision. 

Millbury — Riverlin Street over Blackstone River; examination and report on 
strength. 

Milton — Adams Street over Neponset River; advice on repairs and extension 
of pier. 

Montgomery — Norwich Village Road over Roaring Brook; estimate of repairs 
to superstructure. 

Northfield — Schell Bridge over Connecticut River; estimate of repairs to 
superstructure. 

Russell — Blandford Road over Brook; estimate of repairs to old iron bridge. 

Seekonk — Pond Street over Ten Mile River; plans, estimates and specifica- 
tions. 

Ware — South Street over Ware River; examination of completed repairs. 

West Stockbridge — East Road to Alford over Williams River; advice on 
repairs 

West Stockbridge — Shaw Bridge over Williams River; estimate of repairs; 
plan; supervision. 

Windsor — Allen Bridge over Westfield River; examination and advice on re- 
pairs. 

Windsor — Axe Factory Bridge over Westfield River; examination and advice 
on repairs. 

Examinations , Reports, Estimates, etc., by direction of the Department. 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Subject. 

Attleborough — Boston-Providence Road over New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad; examination and report. 

Barnstable — Mashpee-Cotuit Road over Mashpee River; examination for 
strength. 

Bernardston — Northfield Road over Boston and Maine Railroad; estimates 
and advice on rebuilding. 

Boston — State House ; design for blue-print room. 

Buckland-Charlemont — Mohawk Trail, Scott's Bridge over Deerfield River; 
investigation and report on condition. 

Fall River-Somerset — Brightman Street over Taunton River; investigation. 

Groton-Pepperell — Littleton-Townsend Road over Nashua River; examination. 

Hingham-Weymouth — Bridge and Lincoln Streets over Back River; advice as 
to strength. 

Lee — East Lee to South Lee Road, over New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; estimate on repairs to superstructure. 

Seekonk — School Street at Rhode Island line, over Runnins River; investiga- 
tion and report on plans. 

Seekonk — Mink Street at Rhode Island line, over Runnins River; investigation 
and report on plans. 

West Springfield — Westfield Road, underpass of Boston and Albany Railroad; 
investigation and estimate. 

Windsor — Rivor Road over Baldwin Brook ; approximate estimate for rebuild- 
ing. 



30 P.D. 54 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Bequest of Other Departments. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work. i 

Chelsea — Metropolitan Filling Station; investigation of design of retaining 
wall for oil tank protection, for Department of Public Safety. 

Concord — Concord Reformatory; boiler room alteration, for Department of 
Administration and Finance. 

Westfield — Westfield Sanatorium; advice regarding chimney, for Department 
of Administration and Finance. 

Sign Board Construction — Advice on strength of certain methods of construc- 
tion, for Department of Attorney-General. 

Bridge Plans Submitted and Examined during the Tear under the provisions 
of Chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by chapter 313, Acts of 1923. 

Cities and Towns, Location, Character of Work and Date of Approval. 

Adams — Fisk Street over Fisk Brook; 16.5-foot span beam and jack arch; 

approved June 15, 1926. 
Adams — Mill Street over Tophet Brook; 35.5-foot span beam and jack arch; 

approved June 15, 1926. 
Adams — Spring Street over Hoosic River; 47-foot span I-beam, concrete floor; 

approved June 15, 1926. 
Amherst — East Main Street over Fort River; two spans at 15 feet 5 inches, 

concrete slab ; approved May 11, 1926. 
Brockton — Plain Street over Salisbury Plain River; 24 feet, 11.5 inches span, 

I-beam concrete slab ; approved Nov. 16, 1926. 
Egremont — Mt. Washington Road over Mt. Washington Brook; 10-foot span, 

I-beam, concrete slab; approved Aug. 24, 1926. 
Falmouth — Acapesket Road over Green Pond ; ten 24.5-foot spans, reinforced 

concrete beam and concrete pile; approved Aug. 10, 1926. 
Gardner — Elm Street over Boston and Maine Railroad; 36-foot span, I-beam, 

concrete slab; approved June 26, 1926. 
Grafton — Depot Street over Blackstone River; 68-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete arch; approved Feb. 12, 1926. 
Lynn-Saugus — Boston Street and Lincoln Avenue over Saugus River; 21.5- 
foot span, reinforced concrete slab ; approved Sept. 7, 1926. 
Millburv — Riverlin Street over Blackstone River; 41-foot span, steel truss; 

approved Oct, 26, 1926. 
Milton — Adams Street over Neponset River ; one 58-foot span and one 54-foot 

7-inch span, through girder; approved June 8, 1926. 
North Adams — Brown Street over Hoosic River; two 42-foot spans, plate 

girder with I-beam and concrete slab floor; approved June 26, 1926. 
Northampton — Pleasant Street over Mill River; 95-foot span, pony truss; 

approved Feb. 2, 1926. 
Northborough — School Street over Assabet River; 15-foot span, concrete 

slab; approved Jan. 5, 1926. 
Norton — Plain Street over Mulberry Meadow Brook; 19-foot span, concrete 

beam and slab; approved Dec. 19, 1925. 
Orange — Tullwille over Tullv River; 30-foot span, concrete slab; approved 

July 27, 1926. 
Oxford — North Oxford-Charlton Road over Bartlett's Flume; 11-foot 5-inch 

span, concrete slab; approved Nov. 3, 1926. 
Pittsfield — Hubbard Avenue over East Branch Housatonic River; 59-foot 

span, half through plate girder: approved Aug. 3, 1926. 
Pittsfield — Lebanon Avenue over Housatonic River; 51-foot span, foot bridge; 

approved June 1, 1926. 
Winchendon — Spring Street over Mason and Parker Brook; 41.5-foot span, 

concrete arch; approved Aug. 31, 1926. 



P.D. 54 31 

Bridge over the Merrimack Eiver between Newburyport and Salisbury. 

The charge of this bridge was placed in the Massachusetts Highway Commis- 
sion, and the same made a State highway by the provisions of chapter 716, Acts 
of 1912, which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good 
repair for travel, of operating the draw and of maintaining the bridge shall 
be paid by the Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1926, was 
209. In 1925 the number was 169; in 1924, 228; and in 1923, 288. 

The total expenditures during the year were $13,231.58. 

The total expenditures from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1926, inclusive, were $129,- 
208.18. 

Bridge over Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset. 

The charge of this bridge was placed in the Massachusetts Highway Commis- 
sion, and the same made a State highway by the provisions of chapter 717, Acts 
of 1912, which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good 
repair for travel, and of operating the draw and maintaining the bridge shall 
be paid by the Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1926, was 
1,617. In 1925 the number was 2,406; in 1924, 2,948; and in 1923, 2,258. 

The total expenditures during the year were $17,511.41. 

The total expenditures from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1926, inclusive, were $264,281.60. 

CONSTRUCTION OF TOWN AND COUNTY WAYS. 

(Section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as revised by section 1, chapter 112, 

Acts of 1921.) 
During the year the Division has contracted for work to be done in the towns 
named in the following table, which also shows the type of road, the length 
contracted for, and the allotments or contributions by the State, towns and 
counties: — 



Counties and ' 


rowNS. 


Contributions . 




Type of Road. 


Length con- 












tracted for 




State. 


Town. 


County. 




(Feet). 


Barnstable County. 












Barnstable 


$16,700 00 


$16,700 00 


$16,700 00 


Bituminous concrete 


. 10,100 


Barnstable 


6,000 00 


7,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bridge and approaches . 550 


Sandwich 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


. 4,550 


Berkshire County. 












Alford 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


800 


Clarksburg 




500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 






. 5,800 


Egremont 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 






. 1,250 


Florida 




1,500 00 


3,000 00 


— 


Gravel 






700 


Hancock . 




2,000 00 


500 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 






. 1,150 


Lee . 




1,000 00 


1,200 00 


— 


Repairs and oiling 


. 8,500 


Lee . 




8,000 00 


8,000 00 


— 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 1,833 


Monterey 




3,500 00 


500 00 


3,500 00 


Gravel 


. 1,700 


Mount Washington 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 






300 


New Marlborough 


3,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 






. 2,600 


New Marlborough 


500 00 


500 00 


— 


Gravel 






500 


New Marlborough 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 






. 1,750 


Otis 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 






350 


Otis 


500 00 


1,000 00 


500 00 


Gravel 






. 2,500 


Peru 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 






500 


Richmond 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


- 


Gravel 






550 


Savoy 


15,000 00 


- 


5,000 00 


Gravel 






. 4,200 


Sheffield . 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


500 00 


Gravel 






800 


Stockbridge 


30,000 00 


15,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 5,866 


Tyringham 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 1,000 


Washington 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,250 


West Stockbridge 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,600 


Williamstown . 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


- 


Gravel 


. 1,350 


Windsor . 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


975 


Bristol County. 












Acushnet . 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 2,350 


Berkley 




1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


. 34,765 


Berkley 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,200 


Dartmouth 




5,000 00 


5,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadarr 


. 3,350 


Easton 




6,000 00 


6,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 1,900 


Fairhaven 




8,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 3,130 


Freetown . 




7,500 00 


7,500 00 


7,500 00 


Bituminoi 


as ma 


:adan 


l . 2,950 



32 












P.D. 54 


Counties and Towns. Contributions. 




Type of Road. 


Length con- 












tracted for 




State. 


Town. 


County. 




(Feet). 


Bristol County — 


Con. 










Raynham 


. $13,300 00 


$7,000 00 


$13,300 00 


Bituminous macadam . 5.281 


Raynham 


4,400 00 


4,400 00 


— 


Gravel 


. 20,140 


Rehoboth 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2.200 


Seekonk . 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 3^137 


Somerset . 


3,000 00 


4,901 00 


2,500 00 


Bituminous macadam . 1,925 


Swansea . 


4,500 00 


6,500 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 2,050 


Dukes County 












Edgartown 


20,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


. 10,800 


Oak Bluffs 


20,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


. 11,700 


Tisbury . 


13,000 00 


6,500 00 


6,500 00 


Bituminous concrete 


. 7,398 


Essex County. 












Boxford . 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,550 


Boxford . 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


- 1,200 


Essex 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


. 25,660 


Georgetown 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,050 


Grovel and 


400 00 


200 00 


400 00 


Gravel 


. 2.500 


Hamilton 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 5.643 


Ipswich 


. 4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Gravel 


. 4,400 


Ipswich 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


. 19,600 


Newbury . 


3,300 00 


3,300 00 


3,300 00 


Gravel 


. 4.000 


Rockport . 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


Rowley 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,800 


Saugus 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 2,800 


Swampscott 


3,760 00 


7,500 00 


3,750 00 


Cement concrete 


. 1.200 


Wenham . 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 1.900 


West Newbury . 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


. 4,200 


Franklin County. 












Ashfield . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Gravel 


. 1,000 


Ashfield . 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


— 


Gravel 




. 1,600 


Ashfield . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Gravel 




. 1,200 


Ashfield . 


2,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,550 


Buckland 


5,000 00 


4,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 4,087 


Charlemont 


1,500 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,150 


Colrain 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. ,2,000 


Conway . 


2,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 2,400 


Conway . 


1,100 00 


1,100 00 


- 


Gravel 




. 1,000 


Gill . 


15,000 00 


- 


5,000 00 


Gravel 




. 3,410 


Hawley 


1,500 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,600 


Heath 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 2,000 


Leverett . 


1,500 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,800 


Leyden 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 




700 


New Salem 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 2,700 


Orange 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 




. 2,500 


Orange 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


500 00 


Gravel 




. 2,300 


Rowe 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,650 


Shelburne 


4,500 00 


2,500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel 




. 1,925 


Shelburne 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


- 


Gravel 




. 1,200 


Shutesbury 


1,000 00 


500 00 


800 00 


Gravel 




. 1,000 


Sunderland 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,800 


Warwick . 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 




800 


Warwick . 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 




. 1,000 


Warwick . 


3,000 00 


- 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 2,000 


Wendell . 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,550 


Whately . 


5,000 00 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 2,100 


Hampden County. 












Agawam . 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


a . 4,567 


Blandf ord . 


5,000 00 


1,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,700 


Chester 


7,000 00 


1,500 00 


7,000 00 


Gravel 


. 5,100 


East Longmeadow 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 7,500 


East Longmeadow 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


850 


Granville . 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,434 


Hampden 


7,000 00 


3,500 00 


7,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 4,000 


Holland . 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


400 


Ludlow 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 4,350 


Ludlow 


8,750 00 


10,500 00 


1,750 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 2,500 


Montgomery 


1,000 00 


300 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


800 


Russell 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,320 


Southwick 


3,500 00 


3,250 00 


3,500 00 


Gravel 


. 4,035 


Tolland . 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,000 


Wilbraham 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 2,200 


Hampshire County. 












Belchertown 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


— 


Gravel 


. 1,800 


Chesterfield 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


500 


Ghesterfield 


6,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel 


. 1,867 


Enfield . 


14,000 00 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 2,100 


Goshen 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


800 


Granby 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 700 


Greenwich 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel . ... 


540 


Huntington 


3,000 00 


1,000 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


. 1,200 


Middlefield 


2,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


. 


850 



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3c 


Counties and Towns. Contributions. 




Type of Road. L 


ength con 












tracted for 




State. 


Town. 


County. 




(Feet). 


Hampshire County — Con. 












Northampton . 


$5,000 00 


$5,000 


00 


$3,000 00 


Gravel .... 


7,000 


Pelham 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 


1,350 


Plainfield . 


5,000 00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,050 


Prescott . 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 


740 


South Hadley . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


700 


Worthington 


11,000 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Gravel .... 


3,598 


Middlesex County. 














Acton 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


2,800 


Acton 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


3,000 


Arlington 


8,000 00 


16,000 


00 


— 


Reinforced cement concret< 


} 1,325 


Ashby 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


17,952 


Ashland . 


11,000 00 


11,000 


00 


11,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


3,800 


Bedford . 


7,000 00 


? ,000 


00 


7,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,106 


Bedford . 


6,000 00 






3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,306 


Belmont . 


23,000 00 


46,000 


00 


23,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


10,170 


Billerica . 


28,000 00 






14,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


1,050 


Boxborough 


500 00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Boxborough 


550 00 


550 


00 


550 00 


Repairs and oiling 


21,648 


Burlington 


1,800 00 


1,800 


00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


29,900 


Burlington 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,800 


Carlisle 


800 00 






800 00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Carlisle 


800 00 


800 


00 


800 00 


Gravel 


1,800 


Carlisle-Bedford 


500 00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Cleaning and painting brid 


ge - 


Chelmsford 


6,000 00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,814 


Chelmsford 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,500 


Chelmsford 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


14,256 


Concord . 


3,500 00 


3,500 


00 


3,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,950 


Dracut 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,250 


Dunstable 


1,750 00 


1,750 


00 


1,750 00 


Repairs and oiling 


41,184 


Framingham 


10,000 00 


25,864 


00 


— 


Bituminous macadam 


5,764 


Groton 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


6,500 


Hopkinton 


6,000 00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,700 


Lexington . 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,106 


Lincoln 


7,500 00 


7,500 


00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,640 


Littleton . 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Gravel 


2,600 


Littleton . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


.. 29,560 


Maynard . 


6,000 00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,100 


Maynard . 


2,500 00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,000 


Medford . 


10,000 00 


30,000 


00 


— 


Bridge and approaches 


360 


Natick 


15,000 00 


15,000 


00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,550 


North Reading . 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 48,840 


Pepperell . 


1,200 00 


1,200 


00 


1,200 00 


Repairs and oiling 


20,550 


Pepperell . 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,400 


Sherborn . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,000 


Shirley 


6,500 00 


6,000 


00 


6,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,407 


Stow 


16,000 00 


15,000 


00 


16,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 8,150 


Sudbury . 


2,750 00 


2,750 


00 


2,750 00 


Repairs and oiling 


68,640 


Sudbury . 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,900 


Tyngsborough . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 34,320 


Tyngsborough . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,800 


Wakefield 


5,500 00 


5,500 


00 


5,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,868 


Waltham . 


24,000 00 


48,000 


00 


24,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


9,400 


Wayland . 


2,000 00 


3,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 50,160 


Wayland . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,600 


Westford . 


4,000 00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 45,900 


Weston 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 6,760 


Wilmington 


500 00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 18,480 


Wilmington 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,200 


Nantucket County. 














Nantucket 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


— 


Bituminous concrete 


. 4,400 


Norfolk County. 














Avon 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,500 


Bellingham 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Gravel 


. 1,400 


Bellingham 


11,000 00 


4,500 


3,500 00 


Gravel and bituminous 














macadam . 


. 2,753 


Canton 


7,000 00 


7,000 


7,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,000 


Dedham . 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


12,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


750 


Fra nklin . 


6,000 00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Gravel 


. 4,500 


Holbrook . 


6,00U 00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,710 


Medfield . 


8,000 00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,900 


Medway . 


3,100 00 


3,100 


00 


3,100 00 


Gravel 


. 2,950 


Medway . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,500 


Millis 


10,000 00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,400 


Millis 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,250 


Needham 


5,000 00 


10,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,500 


Norfolk 


1,000 00 


1,500 


00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


. 21,648 


Norfolk 


6,000 00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


. 3,300 


Norwood . 


20,000 00 


20,000 


00 


20,000 00 


Cement concrete 


. 4,599 


Randolph 


2,500 00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 00 


Gravel . 


. 1,400 


Sharon 


5,500 00 


5,500 


00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,700 


Stoughton 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 6,000 


Walpole . 


7,500 00 


15,000 


00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous concrete 


. 4,931 


Westwood 


7,500 00 


7,500 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,750 



34 
















P.D. 54 


Counties and Towns. 


Contributions. 




Type of Road. Length con- 














tracted for 




State. 


Town. 


County. 




(Feet). 


Plymouth County. 
















Abington . 


$3,000 


$3,000 


$2,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,625 


Carver 


5,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous concrete. 


5,600 


Duxbury . 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous concrete. 


4,200 


East Bridgewater 


5,000 


00 


8,000 


00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


4,095 


East Bridgewater 


1,700 


00 


1,700 


00 


1,700 00 


Bituminous concrete. 


700 


East Bridgewater 


700 


00 


700 


00 


700 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,175 


Hanson 


5,500 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous concrete. 


2,509 


Kingston . 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,000 


Lakeville 


13,000 


00 


7,500 


00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,479 


Mattapoisett 


6,000 


00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,569 


Middleborough 


10,000 


00 


15,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,732 


Middleborough 


4,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel .... 


4,551 


Norwell . 


10,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,020 


Norwell . 


6,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,932 


Pembroke 


6,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous concrete. 


4,000 


Plympton 


15,000 


00 


6,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous concrete. 


6,875 


Rochester 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


4,200 


Rockland 


7,000 


00 


7,000 


00 


7,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,525 


Wareham 


15,000 


00 


7,500 


00 


- 


Bituminous concrete. 


6,308 


West Bridgewater 


10,000 


00 


10,0u0 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,764 


Whitman . 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,335 


Worcester County. 
















Ashburnham 


12,500 


00 


7,500 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,100 


Barre 


6,000 


00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,374 


Berlin 


6,500 


00 


3,000 


00 


6,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,450 


Blackstone 


3,500 


00 


3,500 


00 


3,500 00 


Gravel 


4,600 


Bolton 


5,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


5,000 U0 


Bituminous macadam 


1,500 


Boylston . 


25,500 


00 


8,500 


00 


17,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


6,500 


Boylston . 


1,000 


00 


l,0u0 


00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


31,516 


Brookfield 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,350 


Brookfield 


2,700 


00 


4.500 


00 


- 


Gravel 


66,000 


Dana 


3,250 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,500 00 


Gravel 


2,925 


Dudley 


800 


00 


800 


00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


13,522 


Grafton . 


6,000 


00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,300 


Harvard . 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


— 


Gravel 


2,000 


Hubbardston 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


42,240 


Lancaster 


10,000 


00 


20,000 


00 


- 


Bridge and approaches 


350 


Lunenburg 


500 


00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling . , 


3,696 


Mendon . 


4,800 


00 


2,400 


00 


4,800 00 


Gravel 


4,250 


Millbury . 


9,000 


00 


9,000 


00 


• - 


Reinforced cement concret 


3 1,115 


Oakham . 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


800 


Paxton 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


. , 


15,450 


Paxton 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 




1,500 


Petersham 


5,000 


00 


3,00u 


00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 




2,700 


Phillipston 


3,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 




. 2,650 


Princeton 


4,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 




2,482 


Princeton 


17,000 


00 


6,000 


00 


17,000 00 


Gravel 




. 8,669 


Royalston 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. , 


700 


Royalston 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


, . 


600 


Rutland . 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. . 


700 


Rutland . 


4,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 




. 24,575 


Southborough . 


10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,700 


Southborough . 


10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 5,800 


Southbridge 


11,500 


00 


23,000 


00 


11,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 6,653 


Spencer . 


5,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


3,700 


Sterling . 


12,500 00 


5,000 


00 


12,500 00 


Gravel 


. 7,842 


Upton 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,500 


"Oxbridge . 


eoo 


00 


600 


00 


— 


Repairs and oiling 


5,200 


Westborough 


10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


16,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,540 


Westminster 


5,200 


00 


2,600 


00 


5,200 00 


Gravel 


2,365 


Westminster 


2,000 


00 






2,000 00 


Gravel 


550 


Westminster 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


(1,000 00 by State Dept. of Mental Dises 


ises) 














Gravel 


. 1,000 


West Boylston . 


1,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


925 


West Brookfield 


. 121,800 


00 






50,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 13,181 


Winchendon 


15,000 


00 


15,000 


00 


15,000 00 


Bitumino 


us macadam 


. 5,417 



The expenditures during the year in various counties were : — 



Barnstable, $30,140.09 
Berkshire, $108,878.72 
Bristol, $83,372.57 
Dukes, $22,789.72 
Essex, $63,396.51 
Franklin, $85,812.16 
Hampden, $118,157.86 



Hampshire, $98,369.33 
Middlesex, $325,185.79 
Nantucket, $13,318.92 
Norfolk, $158,725.94 
Plymouth, $158,044.97 
Worcester, $323,998.68 
Total, $1,590,191.26 



P.D. 54 35 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $21,779.01; Sandwich, $8,361.08. 

Berkshire County. — Alford, $585.15; Clarksburg, $585.15; Egremont, $1,- 
170.31; Florida, $1,755.46; Hancock, $5,848.68; Lee, $10,166.92; Monterey, 
$4,136.56; Mount Washington, $585.15; New Marlborough, $5,265.96; Otis, 
$5,236.03; Peru, $6,788.95; Richmond, $2,340.57; Savoy, $18,047.63; Sheffield, 
$1,170.31; Stockbridge, $34,663.14; Tyringham, $1,170.31; Washington, $2,- 
340.61; West Stockbridge, $3,510.91; Williamstown, $2,340.61; Windsor, $1,- 
170.31. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $5,851.52; Berkley, $2,925.76; Dartmouth, 
$5,851.52; Dighton, $964.07; Easton, $7,021.83; Fairhaven, $9,362.44; Free- 
town, $8,251.73; Raynham, $19,654.94; Rehoboth, $3,510.91; Seekonk, $11,- 
696.90; Somerset, $3,014.58; Swansea, $5,266.37. 

Dukes County. — Edgartown, $8,340.76; Tisbury, $14,448.96. 

Essex County. — Boxford, $2,340.61; Essex, $2,925.76; Georgetown, $2,- 
340.61; Groveland, $468.10; Hamilton, $13,164.55; Ipswich, $7,154.86; New- 
bury, $4,323.57; Rockport, $12,247.97; Rowlev, $1,170.31; Saugus, $2,528.24; 
Swampscott, $3,614.03 ; Wenham, $5,266.38 ; West Newbury, $5,851.52. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $11,237.93; Buckland, $5,850.30; Charlemont, 
$1,755.46; Colrain, $2,340.61; Conway, $4,209.87; Erving, $351.09; Gill, $20,- 
277.12; Hawlev, $1,755.46; Heath, $2,340.61; Leverett, $1,755.46; Leyden, $1,- 
170.05; New Salem, $2,340.59; Orange, $2,925.76; Rowe, $2,340.48; Shelburne, 
$7,606.98; Shutesbury, $1,170.30; Sunderland, $2,340.61; Warwick, $5,851.35; 
Wendell, $2,340.61; Whately, $5,851.52. 

Hampden County. — Blandford, $5,851.52; Chester, $8,191.79; East Long- 
meadow, $6,436.68; Granville, $4,681.22; Hampden, $8,192.04; Holland, $585.16; 
Ludlow, $12,580.78; Montgomery, $1,170.31; Russell, $1,170.31; Southwick, 
$4,892.58; Tolland, $3,510.91; West Springfield, $30,884.05; Westfield, $26,- 
499.60; Wilbraham, $3,510.91. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $24,956.79; Chesterfield, $7,606.98; En- 
field, $15,561.48; Goshen, $1,741.59; Granby, $1,170.30; Greenwich, $1,170.28; 
Huntington, $3,510.86; Middlefield, $2,340.61; Northampton, $5,851.52; Pel- 
ham, $1,170.30; Plainfield, $12,872.87; Prescott, $1,169.24; South Hadlev, $1,- 
138.95; Williamsburg, $2,894.12; Worthington, $15,213.44. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $4,681.22; Arlington, $11,683.72; Ashby, $1,- 
170.30; Ashland, $12,796.67; Bedford, $14,516.81; Belmont, $26,667.15; 
Billerica, $49,626.31; Boxborough, $1,228.83; Burlington, $4,447.17; Carlisle, 
$2,111.58; Chelmsford, $14,021.81; Concord* $4,096.08; Dracut, $4,086.60; 
Dunstable, $2,048.04; Framingham, $10,050.99; Groton, $5,851.52; Hopkinton, 
$7,021.83; Lexington, $5,851.52; Lincoln, $8,777.29; Littleton, $2,925.76; May- 
nard, $9,366.66; Natick, $17,554.57; North Reading, $3,491.41; Pepperell, $3,- 
741.82; Sherborn, $1,170.30; Shirley, $7,606.98; Sudbury, $6,495.19; Stowe, 
$18,724.88; Tvngsborough, $2,822.93; Wakefield, $6,309.30; Wavland, $3,- 
529.93; Westford, $4,651.67; Weston, $16,969.43; Waltham, $26,171.21; Wil- 
mington, $2,918.31. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $13,318.92. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $3,471.90; Bellingham, $9,480.99; Canton, $8,- 
575.46; Cohasset, $2,925.76; Dedham, $8,204.66; Dover, $884.90; Foxborough, 
$141.57; Franklin, $7,021.83; Holbrook, $7,012.48; Medfield, $7,561.07; Med- 
way, $4,704.30; Millis, $16,674.49; Needham, $5,664.28; Norfolk, $9,884.25; 
Norwood, $23,406.10; Randolph, $1,638.43; Sharon, $7,294.88; Stoughton, 
$16,969.42; Walpole, $4,169.70; Westwood, $13,039.47. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $3,576.14; Carver, $5,851.50; Duxbury, $5,- 
851.52; East Bridgewater, $9,877.84; Halifax, $618.35; Hanson, $6,885.96; 
Hingham, $2,925.76; Kingston, $7,017.18; Lakeville, $15,213.97; Mattapoisett, 
$7,020.14; Middleborough, $11,458.99; Norwell, $17,554.57; Pembroke, $7,- 
021.83; Plympton, $16,384.27; Rochester, $603.30; Rockland, $7,908.28; Ware- 
ham, $17,554.57; West Bridgewater, $11,210.08; Whitman, $3,510.72. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $18,569.26; Barre, $2,031.84; Berlin, $7,- 



36 P.D. 54 

606.98; Blackstone, $7,606.98; Bolton, $3,755.82; Bovlston, $27,292.12; Brook- 
field, $5,500.43; Dana, $3,S03.49; Dudlev, $916.32; Grafton, $5,617.47; Harvard, 
$4,746.89; Hubbardston, $1,170.31; Lancaster, $8,718.32; Lunenburg, $3,857.71; 
Mendon, $5,617.46; Military, $8,777.29; Millville, $710.35; New Braintree, 
$680.29; Northforidge, $7,511.84: Oakham, $1,170.30: Paxton, $4,204.94; Peter- 
sham, $5,205.61: Phillipston, $3,510.91; Princeton, $15,213.96; Rovalston, $2,- 
340.51; Rutland, $5,851.52; Southborough, $22,195.81: Southbridge, $7,679.11 
Sterling, $10,315.38; Spencer, $5,020.99; Sutton, $2,497.36; Upton, $2,340.42 
Uxbridge, $1,005.41; West Bovlston, $1,107.81; West Brookfield, $68,792.96 
Westborough, $13,204.45; Westminster, $8,664.81; Winehendon, $19,185.25. 



REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC WAYS, EXCLUSIVE OF 
STATE HIGHWAYS, IN CERTAIN TOWNS. 

(Sections 26 to 29 and 31 of chapter 81, General Laws, as amended with refer- 
ence to section 26 bv section 1 of chapter 120, Acts of 1921, bv chapter 281, 
Acts of 1922, and by chapter 315, Acts of 1926.) 

During the year the Division contracted for work to be done in the towns 
named in the following table, which also shows the road mileage in the towns 
and the allotments or contributions bv the State and towns : — 













Miles 






of 


Allotments. 


Counties and Towns. Road. 


State. 


Town. 


Barnstable County: 






Brewster ....... 39 


$3,900 00 


$2,925 00 


Dennis 










80 


8,000 00 


6,000 00 


Eastham 










40 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


Harwich 










74 


7,400 00 


7,400 00 


Mashpee 










27 


2,700 00 


1,350 00 


Sandwich . 










66 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


Truro 










27 


2,700 00 


2,025 00 


Wellfleet . 










35 


3,500 00 


2,625 00 


Berkshire County: 
















Alford 










20 


2,000 00 


800 00 


Becket 










60 


6,000 00 


2,400 00 


Cheshire . 










42 


4,200 00 


3,150 00 


Egremont . 










31 


3,100 00 


2.325 00 


Florida 










42 


4,200 00 


3,150 00 


Hancock 










30 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


Hinsdale . 










36 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


Lanesborough 










39 


3,900 00 


2,925 00 


Monterey . 










53 


5,300 00 


1,325 00 


Mount Washington 










20 


2,000 00 


500 00 


New Ashford 










9 


900 00 


360 00 


New Marlborough 










85 


8,500 00 


3,400 00 


Otis . 










53 


5,300 00 


1,325 00 


Peru . 










37 


3,700 00 


555 00 


Richmond . 










36 


3,600 00 


1,800 00 


Sandisfield 










84 


8,400 00 


1,260 00 


Savov 










56 


5,600 00 


840 00 


Sheffield . 










77 


7,700 00 


3,850 00 


Tyringham 










25 


2,500 00 


1.250 00 


Washington 










51 


5,100 00 


765 00 


West Stockbridge 










38 


3,800 00 


3,800 00 


Windsor 










66 


6,600 00 


990 00 


Bristol County: 
















Berkley 










42 


4,200 00 


2,100 00 


Freetown . 










47 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 






P.D. 54 



Counties and Towns 
Bristol County — Con. 
Norton 
Rehoboth . 
Swansea . 
Dukes County: 

Chilmark . 
Essex County : 
Boxford 
Georgetown 
Groveland 
Merrimac . 
Middleton . 
Newbury . 
Rowley 
Topsfield . 
West Newbury 
Franklin County: 
Ashfield 
Bernardston 
Buckland 
Charlemont 
Colrain 
Conway 
Gill . 
Hawley 
Heath 
Leverett 
Leyden 
Monroe 
New Salem 
Northfield 

Rowe 

Shelburne 

Shutesbury 

Sunderland 

Warwick . 
Wendell . 

Whately . 
Hampden County: 

Blandford 

Brimfield . 

Chester 

Granville . 

Hampden . 

Holland 

Montgomery 

Southwick . 

Tolland . 

Wales 
Hampshire County 

Belchertown 

Chesterfield 

Cummington 

Enfield 

Goshen 

Granby 

Greenwich 



37 



Miles 






of 


Allotments. 


Road. 


State. 


Town. 


57 


$5,700 00 


$7,125 00 


106 


10,600 00 


5,300 00 


46 


4,600 00 


6,900 00 


14 


1,400 00 


1,050 00 


51 


5,100 00 


2,550 00 


34 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 


30 


3,000 00 


4,500 00 


30 


3,000 00 


4,500 00 


28 


2,800 00 


3,500 00 


36 


3,600 00 


5,400 00 


30 


3,000 00 


3,750 00 


38 


3,800 O'O 


5,700 00 


37 


3,700 00 


2,775 00 


82 


8,200 00 


3,280 00 


41 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 


44 


4,400 00 


6,600 00 


50 


5,000 00 


2,500 00 


86 


8,600 00 


6,450 00 


76 


7,600 00 


1,900 00 


36 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


49 


4,900 00 


735 00 


54 


5,400 00 


810 00 


38 


3,800 00 


1,520 00 


41 


4,100 00 


615 00 


18 


1,800 00 


2,250 00 


64 


6,400 00 


1,600 00 


70 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 


41 


4,100 00 


1,025 00 


47 


4,700 00 


5,875 00 


40 


4,000 00 


1,000 00 


34 


3,400 00 


3,400 00 


55 


5,500 00 


1,375 00 


47 


4,700 00 


1,880 00 


41 


4,100 00 


3,075 00 


83 


8,300 00 


2,075 00 


60 


6,000 00 


3,000 00 


66 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


75 


7,500 00 


1,875 00 


34 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


30 


3,000 00 


450 00 


27 


2,700 00 


675 00 


50 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


42 


4,200 00 


1,050 00 


25 


2,500 00 


1,250 00 


115 


11,500 00 


4,600 00 


58 


5,800 00 


870 00 


49 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 


37 


3,700 00 


1,850 00 


28 


2,800 00 


700 00 


46 


4,600 00 


2,300 00 


39 


3,900 00 


1,560 00 



38 



Counties and Towns. 
Hampshire County — Con. 

Huntington 

Middlefield 

Pelham 

Plainfield 

Prescott 

Southampton 

Westhampton 

Williamsburg 

Worthington 
Middlesex County 

Acton 

Ashby 

Ashland 

Boxborough 

Burlington 

Carlisle 

Dunstable 

Holliston . 

Hopkinton 

Lincoln 

Littleton 

Sherborn . 

Shirley 

Stow 

Tewksbury 

Townsend . 

Tyngsborough 

Wilmington 
Norfolk County: 

Bellingham 

Medfield 

Medway 

Millis ' 

Norfolk 

Plainville 

Wrentham 
Plymouth County: 

Carver 

Halifax 

Hanson 

Lakeville 

Norwell 

Pembroke 

Plympton 

Rochester 

West Bridgewater 
Worcester County. 

Ashburnham 

Berlin 

Bolton 

Boylston 

Charlton 

Dana 

Douglas 

East Brookfield 



P.D. 54 



Miles 






of 


Allotments. 


Road. 


State. 


Town. 


39 


$3,900 00 


$3,900 00 


38 


3,800 00 


570 00 


40 


4,000 00 


1,600 00 


48 


4,800 00 


720 00 


39 


3,900 00 


585 00 


62 


6,200 00 


2,480 00 


48 


4,800 00 


720 00 


46 


4,600 00 


4,600 00 


73 


7,300 00 


1,095 00 


57 


5,700 00 


7,125 00 


57 


5,700 00 


2,850 00 


38 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


23 


2,300 00 


920 00 


30 


3,000 00 


3,750 00 


44 


4,400 00 


1,760 00 


38 


3,800 00 


1,520 00 


50 


5,000 00 


7,500 00 


66 


6,600 00 


6,600 00 


40 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


42 


4,200 00 


4,200 00 


42 


4,200 00 


4,200 00 


46 


4,600 00 


5,750 00 


45 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


54 


5,400 00 


6,750 00 


66 


6,600 00 


6,600 00 


41 


4,100 00 


3,075 00 


43 


4,300 00 


6,450 00 


42 


4,200 00 


5,250 00 


40 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


44 


4,400 00 


6,600 00 


38 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


41 


4,100 00 


4,100 00 


34 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 


46 


4,600 00 


5,750 00 


67 


6,700 00 


6,700 00 


32 


3,200 00 


3,200 00 


35 


3,500 00 


5,250 00 


45 


4,500 00 


3,375 00 


47 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


47 


4,700 00 


5,875 00 


30 


3,000 00 


2,250 00 


49 


4,900 00 


3,675 00 


39 


3,900 00 


5,850 00 


77 


7,700 00 


5,775 00 


39 


3,900 00 


2,925 00 


53 


5,300 00 


2,120 00 


40 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


110 


11,000 00 


5,550 00 


45 


4,500 00 


1,800 00 


70 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 


19 


1,900 00 


2,375 00 



P.D. 54 

Counties and Towns. 
Worcester County — Con. 
Harvard . 
Holden 
Hubbardston 
Lancaster . 
Lunenburg 
Mendon 
New Braintree 
Northborough 
North Brookfield 
Oakham 
Paxton 
Petersham 
Phillipston 
Princeton . 
Royalston . 
Rutland 
Southborough 
Sterling 
Sturbridge 
Sutton 
Upton 

West Boylston 
West Brookfield 
Westminster 



The expenditures during the year in various counties were : 



39 









Miles 




of 


Allotments. 


Road. 


State. Town. 


56 


$5,600 00 $4,200 00 








77 


7,700 00 7,700 00 








75 


7,500 00 3,000 00 








59 


5,900 00 7,375 00 








65 


6,500 00 4,875 00 








36 


3,600 00 2,700 00 








48 


4,800 00 1,200 00 








47 


4,700 00 5,875 00 








69 


6,900 00 8,625 00 








45 


4,500 00 1,125 00 








29 


2,900 00 2,125 00 








71 


7,100 00 5,325 00 








41 


4,100 00 1,025 00 








72 


7,200 00 2,880 00 








67 


6,700 00 3,350 00 








68 


6,800 00 3,400 00 








48 


4,800 00 7,200 00 








72 


7,200 00 3,600 00 








76 


7,600 00 3,800 00 








84 


8,400 00 6,300 00 








60 


6,000 00 4,500 00 








35 


3,500 00 3,500 00 








53 


5,300 00 3,975 00 








77 


7,700 00 3,080 00 



Barnstable, $39,725.57 
Berkshire, $105,179.41 
Bristol, $31,639.31 
Dukes, $1,800.48 
Essex, $33,338.06 
Franklin, $107,154.39 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 



Hampden, $55,064.37 
Hampshire, $84,897.39 
Middlesex, $79,442.28 
Norfolk, $30,259.10 
Plymouth, $40,991.16 
Worcester, $197,187.71 
Total, $806,679.23 



Barnstable County. — Brewster, $4,087.10; Dennis, $7,947.74; Eastham, $4,- 
155.93; Harwich, $7,954.28; Mashpee, $2,806.27; Sandwich, $6,127.65; Truro, 
$2,733.69; Wellfleet, $3,753.65; Yarmouth, $159.26. 

Berkshire County. — Alford, $2,842.29; Becket, $7,367.80; Cheshire, $4,- 
824.04; Egremont, $3,347.93; Florida, $4,355.97; Hancock, $2,874.71; Hins- 
dale, $3,702.04; Lanesborough, $3,815.19; Monterey, $5,304.94; Mount Wash- 
ington, $2,123.44; New Ashford, $972.68; New Marlborough, $9,090.27; Otis, 
$5,059.86; Peru, $4,367.65; Richmond, $3,755.59; Sandisfield, $8,652.05; Savoy, 
$5,648.05; Sheffield, $7,873.70; Tyringham, $2,806.94; Washington, $5,590.99; 
West Stockbridge, $3,726.42; Windsor, $7,076.86. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $4,459.23; Freetown, $4,990.09; Norton, $6,- 
051.82; Rehoboth, $11,254.25; Swansea, $4,883.92. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $1,456.08; Edgartown, $344.40. 

Essex County. — Boxford, $5,414.78 ; Georgetown, $3,609.85 ; Groveland, $3,- 
185.17; Merrimac, $3,185.16; Middleton, $2,972.82; Newbury, $3,822.20; 
Rowley, $3,185.17; Topsfield, $4,034.54; West Newbury, $3,928.37.- 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $8,838.84; Bernardston, $4,299.97; Buckland, 
$4,671.57; Charlemont, $5,255.52; Colrain, $9,183.90; Conway, $7,007.37; Gill, 
$3,795.65; Hawley, $5,202.44; Heath, $5,733.30; Leverett, $2,627.76; Leyden, 
$4,353.11; Monroe, $1,911.10; New Salem, $6,795.02; Northfield, $7,538.23; 



40 P.D. 54 

Rawe, $4,353.11; Shelburne, $4,751.2]; Shutesbury, $3,317.88; SunderlamL 
$2,302.33; Warwick, $5,839.47; Wendell, $4,990.09; Whately, $4,326.52. 

Hampden County. — Blandford, $9,705.93; Brimfield, $6,523.68; Chester, 
$8,813.48; Granville, $8,042.54; Hampden, $3,609.85; Holland, $3,185.17; 
Monson, $1,586.77; Montgomery, $2,435.54; Southwick, $5,282.07; Tolland, 
$3,148.60; Wales, $2,654.31; Wilbraha.n, $76.43. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $11,890.20; Chesterfield, $6,157.99; 
Cuininington, $5,202.44; Enileld, $3,769.10; Goshen, $2,972.82; Granby, $4,- 
698.02; Greenwich, $3,954.91; Huntington, $4,334.67; Middlefield, $4,430.86; 
Pelham, $4,246.89; Plainfield, $5,096.27; Prescott, $4,140.72; Southampton, 
$6,582.68; Westhampton, $5,096.27; Williamsburg, $4,883.92; Worthington, 
$7,439.63. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $6,237.62; Ashby, $5,919.10; Ashland, $1,502.34; 
Boxborough, $2,239.17; Burlington, $3,052.45; Carlisle, $4,565.40; Dunstable, 
$3,238.25; Holliston, $5,388.24; Hopkinton, $4,618.49; Lincoln, $3,503.68; 
Littleton, $4,937.01; Sherborn, $4,512.31; Shirley, $4,857.38; Stow, $4,857.37; 
Tewksbury, $4,671.58; Townsend, $6,954.28; Tyngsborough, $3,795.66; Wil- 
mington, $4,591.95. 

Norfolk County. — Bellingham, $4,459.23; Medfield, $4,246.89; Medway, 
$4,671.58; Millis, $4,034.54; Norfolk, $4,353.10; Plainville, $3,609.85; Wren- 
tham, $4,883.91. 

Fly mouth County. — Carver, $7,101.76; Halifax, $3,397.51; Hanson, $2,- 
675.54; Lakeville, $4,866.36; Norwell, $4,570.69; Pembroke, $5,956.23; Plvnip- 
ton, $3,154.84; Rochester, $5,202.31; West Bridgewater, $4,065.92. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $7,469.62; Berlin, $3,309.10; Bolton, $5,- 
627.13; Boylston, $4,227.72; Brookfield, $824.44; Charlton, $11,903.88; Dana, 
$4,777.75; Douglas, $7,782.62; East Brookfield, $1,739.27; Harvard, $5,945.64; 
Holden, $6,768.40; Hubbardston, $8,623.66; Lancaster, $6,264.16; Lunenburg, 
$6,950.33; Mendon, $3,967.73; New Braintree, $5,216.96; Northborough, $4,- 
990.09; North Brookfield, $6,576.39; Oakman, $4,801.73; Oxford, $212.22; 
Paxton, $3,249; Petersham, $7,538.23; Phillipston, $4,600.41; Princeton, $7,- 
644.40; Rovalston, $7,113.54; Rutland, $7,664.99; Southborough, $4,609.46; 
Sterling, $7,692.32; Sturbridge, $7,382.50; Sutton, $9,140.76; Upton, $4,759.11; 
West Boylston, $3,938.40; West Brookfield, $5,700.49; Westminster, $8,175.26. 

CONTRACTS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 
IN ANTICIPATION OF AN APPROPRIATION. 

In Nov., 1926, preparations were made for advertising contracts under the 
provisions of section 27, chapter 29, General Laws, as amended by chapter 387, 
Acts of 1923, for work to be done in various localities, preliminary to the 
making of contracts involving the expenditure by the Commonwealth of not 
exceeding $1,442,500, this amount being twentv-five per cent of the appropria- 
tion of $5,770,000 for the fiscal year ending "Nov. 30, 1926. The making of 
these contracts as aforesaid was approved bv the Governor and Council Nov. 
10, 1926. 

REGULATION OF TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAYS DURING THE WINTER 

OF 1925-1926. 

As provided in section 30, chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by chapter 
526, Acts of 1922 and by chapters 180 and 342, Acts of 1925, the Division 
adopted on Feb. 9, 1926, regulations, and gave public notice thereof, providing 
that no person shall drive, operate or move any vehicle or object which with 
its load weighs more than ten thousand pounds over certain State highways 
without a permit therefor during the season. These regulations were in effect 
in the following counties during the periods stated: — 

Barnstable, Bristol, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties, Feb. 22 to Apr. 17; 
Essex, Hampden, Middlesex and Worcester Counties, Mar. 1, to Apr. 24; 
Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire Counties, Mar. 8 to May 1. 



P.D. 54 41 

PERMITS TO COMMON CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS BY 

MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Chapter 280, Acts of 1925, amended chapter 159, General Laws, by inserting 
after section 48, two new sections, 48A and 48B, relative to common carriers 
of passengers by motor vehicles, tinder the provisions of section 48B no per- 
son shall operate a motor vehicle under a license granted under section 45 
unless he has also obtained from the Department of Public Utilities a certificate 
declaring that public convenience and necessity require such operation. 

In accordance with the provisions of sections 48A and 48B, 106 permits 
were granted during the year by the Division of Highways. 

INTERSTATE HIGHWAY ROUTES AND SIGNS. 

In consequence of the adoption by the Department in 1925 of the system of 
inter-state routes and types of warning, directional and information signs 
for use on all the Federal-aid systems of highways, as approved by the Secre- 
tary of Agriculture, the Department has posted all numbered automobile routes 
with route numbers and on the .important routes has placed direction signs 
at inter-sections which require information as to directions or communities on 
various routes. These signs have black letters, digits and border on a white 
background. All State highways are also posted with the necessary yellow and 
black warning signs and signals. 

NEWBURYPORT TURNPIKE DESIGNATED AS "THROUGH WAY." 

In accordance with the authority granted by chapter 330, Acts of 1926, the 
Division of Highways designated the State highway, generally known as the 
Newburyport Turnpike, throughout its entire length as a "through way," and 
all necessary signs were placed at all intersecting roads along this highway 
so that the provisions of the act became effective on Oct. 10, 1926. 

Chapter 330, Acts of 1926, provides in section 2 for an amendment to chapter 
89, General Laws,' by adding a new section 9, which is as follows : — 

"For the purposes of this section, the division of highways of the 
department of public works may from time to time designate certain 
state highways as through ways, and may after notice revoke any such 
designation. Every vehicle approaching on a through way the point 
of its intersection with a way other than a through way so as to arrive 
at such point at approximately the same instant as a vehicle approach- 
ing on such other way shall as against such other vehicle have the 
right of way, and every vehicle immediately before entering or cross- 
ing a through way at its point of intersection with another way shall 
first come to a full stop, provided that whenever a traffic officer is 
stationed at such point he shall have' the right to regulate traffic thereat. 
No such designation of a through way shall become effective as to regu- 
lation of traffic at such a point of intersection until the division shall 
have caused suitable warning signs and signals to be erected at or near 
such point. For the purposes of this section, a way joining a through 
way at an angle, whether or not it crosses the same, shall be deemed 
to intersect it, and the word "way," unless the context otherwise re- 
quires shall include a through or other way." 

THE REGULATION OF ADVERTISING SIGNS AND DEVICES WITHIN 

THE PUBLIC VIEW. 

(Sections 29-33, chapter 93, General Laws as amended.) 

In accordance with the provisions of sections 29 to 33, inclusive, chapter 93, 
General Laws, as amended by chapters 85, 237, 334 and 490, Acts of 1924, the 
Division of Highways was directed to make rules and regulations for the con- 
trol of billboards and other advertising devices on public ways or on private 
property within the public view of any highway, public park or reservation, and 



42 P.D. 54 

on Jan. 24, 1924, the Division adopted new rules and regulations, superseding 
all former issues, which were contained in the report for 1924, and have con- 
tinued in force during the present year. 

Applications, Licenses and Permits. — Licenses were granted to 43 individu- 
als and others to engage in the business of advertising in the Commonwealth by 
the use of outdoor signs. 

Of 521 applications received for permits for the erection of advertising 
signs, 326 permits were granted; also 452 permits were granted for the main- 
tenance of signs erected. Ten applications for the erection of new signs were 
not approved, because the locations were in violation of the rules and regu- 
lations adopted Jan. 24, 1924, and 5 applications were not approved for other 
reasons. A total of 43 applications for permits were cancelled. 

A total of 1,769 renewal applications were sent to those whose permits were 
to expire June 30, 1926, and of this number 1,623 were returned to the Division 
requesting renewal; 94 requested that the permits be cancelled; and 1 returned 
application was not approved, because the location did not conform to the 
rules and regulations. The number of renewal applications approved to be in 
force until June 30, 1927, was 1,534. The total number of permits in force 
Nov. 30, 1926, was 1,839. 

Eeceipts and Expenditures. — The total receipts for the year ending Nov. 
30, 1926, were $10,830.36, and the expenditures for the same period were 
$4,729.11. 

Eemoval of Signs. — A large number of signs have been removed by the 
Division because they were located within the layouts of State highways, and 
34 signs have been removed by the owners of property or signs after inspectors 
of the Division had explained that the signs were erected in violation of the 
law. 

On June 19, 1925, a temporary injunction was granted the General Out- 
door Advertising Company, Inc., and others as complainants enjoining and 
restraining the Commissioners, constituting the Department of Public Works, 
Division of Highways, for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and each of 
them, their agents, servants, representatives and attorneys, until the further 
order of the Court from proceeding in any way against them for any alleged 
failure to comply with the rules and regulations for the control and restriction 
of the billboards, signs and other devices, promulgated under date of Jan. 24, 
1924. This injunction is still in force and will be until the case is settled in 
Court. 

Hearings. — Hearings were granted to officials of Somerville and Holyoke, 
who had objected to the granting of permits for advertising signs in their 
respective cities. 

SALE OF MAPS. 

Under authority of section 1, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by 
section 1, chapter 57, Acts of 1923, 81 copies of the Road Map of Massachu- 
setts, edition of 1922, and 18 copies of the 1925 edition, and 868 copies of the 
1926 edition of the Automobile Route Map of Massachusetts have been sold 
during the year ending Nov. 30, 1926, for which $262 was received and paid 
into the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION. 

Division of Highways. 

Claims for Materials Employed in the Construction or Repair of Public 
Buildings and Other Public Works. 

Under the provisions of section 39 of chapter 30 of the General Laws as 
amended by chapter 416 of the Acts of 1922 claims against contractors on State 
contracts may be filed within sixty days after the completion of the work, but 
if the claim is disputed and the claimant fails to enter suit and secure judg- 
ment the money due the contractor may be held indefinitely. It is recommended 



P.D. 54 43 

that the claimant bring suit within eight months from the date of completion 
of the work. 

Abandonment or Discontinuance of State Highivays. 

Under section 12 of chapter 81 of the General Laws as amended by section 
2 of chapter 427 of the Acts of 1921, a certificate and plan shall be filed in 
the office of the County Commissioners in the layout of a State highway or the 
alteration thereof, but it is also provided that in the case of a discontinuance 
of a State highway or an abandonment of land taken for State highway pur- 
poses a certificate and plan shall be filed in the office of the Clerk of the County 
Commissioners. It is recommended that the provision with respect to dis- 
continuance and abandonments conform to the provision relating to layouts 
and alterations thereof. 



44 



P.D. 54 



Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1925, to Nov. 30, 1926. 







Excavation. 


i.T3 


Bit. Sur- 


3 












. 3 


face. 


O 
















Town or City. 


Contractor. 


3 


3 


3 
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Agawam 


D. O'Connell's Sons, Inc. . 


SO 90 




S3 00 


$25 00 






$11 50 


Agawam 


D. O'Connell's Sons, Inc. . 


90 


- 


6 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Amesbury and Merrimac 


Powers Bros. . 


90 


- 


5 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


11 25 


Amherst 


Philip Keating 


1 00 


$1 00 


5 00 


25 00 


_ 


SO 20 


- 


Arlington 


Simpson Bros., Corp. 


1 00 


- 


5 00 


- 


SO 14 


- 


11 00 


Ashburnham 


P. J. Keating Co. 


1 15 


— 


3 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


- 


Ashland 


B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 


95 


- 


4 00 


25 00 


15 


- 


- 


Athol .... 


Kelleher Corp. 


1 00 


- 


2 50 


25 00 


155 


- 


- 


Avon .... 


Powers, Taurasi & Rush . 


1 10 


— 


4 00 


_ 


16 


- 


- 


Ayer-Littleton 


R. H. Newell Co. . 


90 


1 00 


4 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Barnstable . 


Lane Const. Corp. 


85 


85 


5 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Barnstable . 


Starbuck & Thomas 


80 


1 25 


2 00 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


Barnstable-Mashpee 


W. A. Jone3 and 


















H. L. Thomas 


48 


50 


50 


18 00 


— 


- 


— 


Barre .... 


E. L. Gobeile, Inc. . 


1 00 


85 


2 50 


20 00 


- 


16 


- 


Bedford 


Greenough Const. Co. 


1 10 


1 00 


4 00 


20 00 


13 


- 


- 


Bedford and Carlisle 


All bids rejected 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Bedford-Lexington 


James H. Fannon 


90 


1 00 


3 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


- 


Bellingham . 


T. J. Quinn . 


80 


" 


3 00 


- 


12J 


- 


- 


Belmont 


Lawton Const. Co. . 


75 


— 


4 00 


— 


— 


- 


— 


Bernardston . 


New Haven Road Const. 


















Co., Inc. 


85 


85 


2 50 


20 00 


16 


- 


- 


Billerica 


Simpson Const. Co. . 


1 30 


1 25 


10 00 


- 


16 


- 


- 


Blackstone . 


A. D. Pasquale 


85 


90 


3 75 


23 00 


- 


- 


- 


Boston 


J. C. Coleman & Co. 


1 00 


- 


5 00 


16 00 


- 


- 


- 


Boylston 


R. H. Newell Co. 


90 


- 


2 50 


20 00 


17 


- 


- 


Bridgewater . 


Powers Bros. . 


1 20 


1 00 


3 00 


14 00 


16 


- 


- 


Brockton-W. Bridgewater 


Carlo Bianchi & Co., Inc. . 


80 


- 


2 50 


25 00 


- 


- 


10 25 


Canton 


Reynolds Bros., Inc.. 


90 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Chatham 


Amos D. Bridge's Sons, Inc. 


60 


65 


60 


20 00 


- 


- 


- 


Chelmsford- Westford 


Antonio Pallato 


1 00 


1 10 


4 00 


25 00 


15 


- 


- 


Cheshire 


Lane Const. Corp. 


85 


85 


3 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


10 50 


Conway 


P. J. Kennedy & Co., Inc. 


1 00 


85 


5 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Dartmouth . 


Greaney & Sherry 


98 


- 


3 00 


20 00 


16 


- 


10 25 


Dedham 


F. F. McCarthy Co. 


1 25 


- 


5 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Dennis 


Frank C. Taylor 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Dennis 


Lane Const. Corp. 


60 


60 


60 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


East Bridgewater . 


Washburn & Sheridan 


















Const. Co. . 


70 


- 


5 00 


- 


- 


14 


— 


East Bridgewater . 


Washburn & Sheridan 


















Const. Co. . 


1 00 


- 


5 00 


25 00 


- 


14 


- 


East Brookfield 


Eng. Service & Const. Co. 


1 50 


1 25 


5 00 


25 00 


17 


- 


- 


Edgartown-Oak Bluffs 


















and Tisbury 


M. F. Roach . 


60 


60 


3 00 


8 00 


- 


- 


- 


Enfield 


D. O'Connell's Sons, Inc. . 


1 10 


1 12 


3 00 


23 00 


- 


- 


- 


Framingham 


B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 


1 00 


- 


3 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Freetown 


Canedy Const. Co. . 


1 25 


- 


5 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Gill . 


Kelleher Corp. 


1 00 


- 


3 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Goshen and Williamsburg 


Lane Const. Corp. . 


90 


1 25 


3 00 


22 00 


15 


- 


- 


Grafton 


Timothy Toomey 


1 15 


- 


2 50 


25 00 


- 


16 


- 


Hamilton 


Welch & Movnihan 


1 10 


— 


4 00 


25 00 


— 


- 


- 


Hanson 


Otis R. Mann 


1 25 


1 25 


5 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


- 


Harwich 


Washburn and Sheridan . 


75 


70 


5 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


- 


Hingham and Weymouth 


Lane Const. Co. 


1 10 


1 20 


3 00 


30 00 


13 


- 


- 


Hinsdale 


Richmond Foundation Co. 


1 00 


80 


5 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


- 


Holbrook 


Powers Bros. . 


1 00 


1 00 


3 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Holliston 


Cenedella & Co, 


95 


95 


3 00 


22 00 


- 


- 


- • 


Ipswich 


Tavlor & Dempsey . 


1 00 


1 20 


3 50 


30 00 


- 


- 


- 


Lakeville 


Z. L. Canedy . 


1 00 


1 00 


7 00 


15 00 


15 


— 


— 


Lancaster 


Milliken & Armstrong 


1 50 


- 


10 00 


25 00 


- 


18 


- 


Lancaster 


Beaver Const. Co. 


— 


— 


- 


35 00 


— 


— 


— 


Lee .... 


C. B. Lindholm 


1 40 


- 


1 40 


30 00 


- 


20 


- 


Lenox-Lee-Stockbridge . 


Lane Const. Corp. . 


1 10 


1 35 


2 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


10 15 


Leominster-Sterling 


G. Rosse & Son . 


85 


89 


1 25 


15 00 


- 


- 


- 


Lexington 


Perini & Ampolini 


85 


- 


5 00 


- 


14 


- 


- 


Lynn . 




M. McDonough Co. 


— 


— 


- 


- 


- 


— 


— 


Marshfield 




M. F. Roach . 


65 


70 


5 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


28 00 


Medford 




Greenough Const. Co. 


- 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Medfield 




Octavius Menici 


90 


1 00 


1 50 


- 


16 


- 


- 


Medford 




Hill- Woodward Const. Co. 


- 


- 


10 00 


14 00 


- 


- 


- 


Medway 




Arthur De Pasquale 


80 


- 


4 00 


- 


- 


14 


- 


Methuen 




P. J. Holland . 


1 10 


- 


4 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


11 00 


Middleborough 


Milliken & Armstrong, Inc. 


1 25 


1 25 


5 00 


22 00 


- 


- 


- 


Middleborough 


Powers Bros. . 


90 


90 


3 00 


20 00 


15 


- 


— 


Millbury 


C. E. Home . 


1 00 


- 


3 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


11 00 


Millie .... 


W. H. Hinman, Inc. 


90 




4 00 




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90 00 


37 00 


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75 


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— 


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1 25 


3 20 


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65 


- 


5 00 


90 00 


30 00 


1 10 




_ 


_ 


_ 


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70 


- 


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— 


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70 


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60 


2 20 


- 


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25 00 


85 


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88 00 


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1 15 


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1 50 




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- 


- 


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100 00 


35 00 


1 45 


3 00 




1 50 


1 75 






_ 


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65 


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100 00 


30 00 


1 20 


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1 00 


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47 00 


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75 00 


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1 35 


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65 


75 


1 00 






_ 


_ 


80 


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7 00 


80 00 


23 00 


1 70 


3 60 




1 50 








_ 


_ 


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- 


85 00 


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95 


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_ 


_ 


65 




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80 00 


30 00 


1 50 


3 40 












_ 


_ 


75 


_ 


- 


85 00 


60 00 


9C 


3 25 


1 25 


_ 




_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


60 


3 00 


- 


90 00 


- 


1 00 




_ 


_ 








_ 


_ 


60 


_ 


— 


85 00 


— 


— 


3 25 


_ 


1 50 


1 75 






_ 


_ 


75 


_ 


5 00 


90 00 


30 00 


1 oc 


3 50 


_ 


1 50 








_ 


_ 


60 


_ 


6 00 


100 00 


35 00 


9C 




_ 










_ 





65 


_ 


5 00 


— 


30 00 


1 1C 


3 70 


1 40 


1 50 


1 65 






_ 


_ 


1 00 


_ 


5, 00 


80 00 


40 00 


1 2C 


3 80 


1 50 






_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


_ 


- 


85 00 


36 00 


1 5C 


_ 


_ 


_ 








_ 


_ 


1 50 


_ 


— 


— 


— 


— 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


70 


- 


- 


100 00 


- 




2 10 


- 


- 


- 


2 00 


- 


- 


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- 


- 


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75 00 


- 


1 OC 


2 50 


_ 






2 00 








1 00 




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75 00 


- 


1 21 


4 50 


- 


- 


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100 00 


27 00 


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1 75 


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60 


2 30 


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35 00 


1 51 


3 25 


- 


1 30 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


_ 


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85 00 


— 


1 01 


2 75 


1 40 


_ 


_ 


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_ 


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_ 


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2 50 


— 


80 00 


— 


1 21 




_ 


1 50 


_ 


1 75 


_ 


_ 


3 00 


60 


2 50 


- 


100 00 


35 00 


1 6( 


3 20 


_ 




_ 




_ 


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60 


2 40 


6 00 


100 00 


35 00 


1 41 


3 45 


2 00 


_ 


_ 


2 25 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 40 


- 


90 00 


25 00 


1 U 


2 65 


2 00 


_ 


_ 




_ 


_ 


_ 


- 


_ 


- 


75 00 


- 


1 lc 




_ 


- 


_ 


2 00 


_ 


_ 


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70 


_ 


- 


75 00 


- 


1 2, 


_ 


_ 


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60 


_ 


5 00 


— 


— 


— 


3 20 


1 25 


1 50 


1 75 


_ 


_ 


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60 


3 00 


5 00 


80 00 


35 00 


1 2( 


3 50 


_ 


- 




_ 


_ 


- 


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70 


2 50 


7 00 


- 


35 00 


1 01 


3 00 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


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70 


2 90 


— 


— 


— 


1 41 


3 15 


_ 


1 40 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


60 




5 00 


80 00 


30 00 


1 11 




_ 




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80 


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35 00 


1 2 


3 00 


_ 


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_ 


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75 


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75 00 


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- 


- 


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75 


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— 


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3 
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3 35 














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80 




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40 00 


1 5 


3 60 


1 50 


1 50 


2 25 


_ 


_ 


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70 


_ 


5 00 


100 00 


30 00 


1 3 


3 55 


_ 


1 40 




_ 


_ 


_ 


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50 


2 35 


4 00 


50 00 


20 00 


9 


2 80 


- 


1 40 


- 


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- 


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60 


- 


5 00 


100 00 


- 


1 1 

2 5 


3 25 


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1 43 


- 


- 


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60 


- 


5 00 


70 00 


28 00 


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_ 


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1 00 


_ 


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- 


25 00 


1 5 




1 50 


_ 


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3 00 


65 


2 50 


- 


75 00 


- 


1 2 


_ 


2 00 


_ 


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70 


_ 


- 


75 00 


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1 5 


3 75 




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75 


_ 


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90 00 


35 00 


2 5 


3 65 


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70 


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2 00 


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100 00 


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1 25 


1 25 


- 


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1 00 


3 50 




90 00 


40 00 


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Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1925, to Nov. 30, 1926 — Concluded. 



Town ob City. 



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Monson 

Nantucket 
New Ashford 
Newbury 
Newburyport 
North Attleborough 

Northfield . 

Norwell 

Norwell 

Norwood 

Peru-Worthington 

Paxton and Worcester 

Plainville 

Plympton 

Princeton 

Quincy 

Randolph 

Raynham 

Reading 

Revere and Saugus 

Rockport 

Rochester 

Sandwich 

Sandwich 

Saugus 

Savoy . 

Seekonk 

Seekonk 

Sharon 

Sharon 

Shirley 

Somerset 

Somerset and Swansea 

Southborough 

Southborough 

Southbridge 

Sterling 

Stockbridge 

Stoughton 

Stow . 

Swampscott 

Walpole 

Wareham 

Webster 

Webster 

Webster 

Webster 

Wenham 

Westborough 

W. Bridgewater 

W. Brookfield 

Westminster and 

Winchendon 
Weston 
Westwood 
Williamstown 
Wilmington . 
Winchendon 
Winchendon 
Yarmouth 



W. H. Hinman. Inc. 
New Haven Road Const 

Co. . 
M. F. Roach . 

C. B. Lindholm 
Welch & Moynihan 
Cashman Bros., Co. 
Hudson Const. & Supply 

Co., Inc. 
Kelleher Corp. 
A. W. Loud . 

A. Caschia & H. F. Cole 
Perini & Ampolini 

B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 
D'Onfro Bros., Inc. . 
Frank B. Manning . 

D. J. Roach 
Holmes and Reynolds 

E. C. Sargent . 
Powers Bros. . 

F. L. McNeil . 

M. McDonough Co. 
M. McDonough Co. 
L. Luchini & Son 
J. R. Saucier . 
Washburn and Sheridan 
Powers Bros. . 
Greenough Const. Co. 
Warner Bros. 
T. J. Quinn 
Lane Const. Corpn. . 
Unity Const. Co. 
Charles E. Home 
Fitchburg Concrete Const 
Co. . 

B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 
Luke H. Callan 

R. H. Newell Co. . 
R. H. Newell Co. . 
Indian Head Const. Co. 
Phipps Bros. Co. 
Lane Const. Corpn. . 
Reynolds Bros. Co. . 
P. J. Keating Co. 
Simpson Bros., Inc. . 
Washburn & Sheridan 
S. W. Lawrence 
Timothy Toomey 

C. A. Haggerty 
Readvertised . 

B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 
Welch & Moynihan 
H. & J. P. Greene Co. 
Washburn & Sheridan 
A. G. Bianchi & Co. 

A. W. Loud . 
Middlesex Const. Co. 
Unity Const. Co. 
Richard Hopkins Co. 

B. H. Kerstein. 
Chas. E. Home 
P. J. Keating Co. 
Lane Const. Corp. . 



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80 

50 

1 00 
1 75 



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85 

1 20 
1 25 
85 

90 

1 00 
95 
80 
85 
80 
75 

90 

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1 50 
1 40 

80 

1 00 
1 50 
1 00 

90 

1 00 
70 

90 

1 10 

90 
95 
85 
90 
90 
90 

85 

1 15 

85 

1 00 
1 20 

70 

1 00 
1 25 
1 10 

1 00 
1 10 
1 10 
70 
80 

90 

1 00 

95 

1 05 
1 00 
88 
85 
60 



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85 

70 

1 00 

2 00 



1 20 
1 25 

1 75 
1 00 

70 

1 00 



80 

80 

1 00 
1 10 
1 00 
1 00 

70 

1 10 



1 00 



1 50 
1 00 
90 



70 
70 



1 00 
1 15 

70 
85 

90 

1 00 

95 

1 20 
88 
85 
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35 00 


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P.D. 54 



REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 



The work of the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the year exceeded that 
for the previous year, particularly in regard to the number of registrations of 
motor vehicles and of licenses to operate. The Registrar has also continued his 
activities in the endeavor to safegard the motorists and pedestrians on the 
highways. 

The outstanding figures for the year are as follows : — 

Registrations and number plates issued (passenger and com- 
mercial cars and motor cycles) 

Licenses to operate issued 

Examinations of applicants for licenses 

Cash receipts 

Licenses and registrations revoked and suspended 
Licenses revoked for driving under influence of liquor 
Offenders prosecuted in courts 



835,439 
763,951 
153,053 

$12,652,781.86 

18,705 

4,863 

812 



Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions. 
The number of deaths caused by motor vehicles in 1926 was 705, a decrease 
of 50 as compared with the previous year. The number of persons killed and 
injured in motor vehicle accidents in 1925 and 1926 was as follows: — 

Motor Vehicle Accidents to Persons. 



Pedestrians by autos 
Pedestrians by motor cycles . 
Pedestrians near street cars . 
Occupants of autos . 
Occupants of autos at railroad 

ings 

Occupants of motor cycles . 
Bicycle riders .... 
Occupants of carriages, etc. 
Coasters .... 



cross 



Persons 


Killed. 


Persons Injured. 


1925. 


1926. 


1925. 


1926. 


432 


455 


13,645 


14,260 


6 





23 


11 


17 


11 


25 


10 


222 


166 


10 ; 090 


9,544 


17 


24 








40 


19 


564 


414 


10 


16 


872 


690 


3 


5 


312 


227 


8 


9 


205 


195 



Totals 



Boys 
Girls 



755 705 25,736 25,351 

Children Killed. Children Injured. 

1925. 1926. , 1925. 1926, 

175 160 4,713 5,253 

58 74 1,886 2,119 



Totals 



233 

Number of Collisions. 



234 



Autos v. pedestrians 

Autos v. autos . 

Autos v. carriages, etc. 

Autos v. bicycles 

Autos v. trolley cars 

Autos v. poles, trees, etc. 

Autos v. trains 

Autos v. motor cycles 

Autos v. sleds . 

Motor cycles v. pedestrians 

Totals - . 



6,599 


7,372 


1925. 


1926. 


13,300 


14,047 


13,099 


10,516 


427 


276 


895 


693 


384 


308 


1,071 


934 


53 


61 


541 


420 


184 


170 


22 


11 



29,976 27,436 



P.D. 54 

In the daytime 

After dark 

Totals 

Accident Report Letters. 





49 


1925. 


1926. 


22,029 


19,654 


7,947 


7,782 



29,976 27,436 



In accordance with the provisions of section 26, chapter 90, General Laws, 
every operator of a motor vehicle, which is in any manner involved in an acci- 
dent in which any person is killed or injured, is required to report in writing to 
the Registrar. The number of these accident reports received in 1926 was 
33,399, as compared with 32,150 received in 1925. 

Comparative Statement of Yearly Registrations, Deaths, Injuries, 

Revocations and Suspensions. 













Ratio num- 




Ratio num- 


Total 


For opera- 




Auto- 


Motor- 






ber of Reg- 


Number berofReg- 


Suspensions 


ting under 




mobiles 


cycles 


Total 


Number 


istrations 


of 


istrations 


and Rev- 


Influence 


fEAR. 


Regis- 


Regis- 


Regis- of Persons 


per Person 


Persons 


per Person 


ocations. 


of 




tered. 


tered. 


trations. 


Killed. 


Killed. 


Injured. 


Injured. 




Liquor. 


1910 


31,360 


3,358 


34,718 


77 


450 


963 


36 


283 


22 


1911 


38,907 


3,658 


42,565 


110 


386 


1,248 


34 


360 


14 


1912 


50,132 


5,034 


55,166 


142 


388 


1,962 


28 


546 


56 


1913 


62,660 


7,127 


69,787 


188 


371 


2,923 


23 


608 


87 


1914 


77,246 


8,161 


85,407 


229 


372 


4,010 


21 


858 


131 


1915 


102,633 


9,520 


112,153 


294 


381 


6,197 


18 


1,153 


202 


1916 


136,809 


10,713 


147,522 


315 


468 


9,131 


16 


1,396 


320 


1917 


174,274 


11,065 


185,339 


438 


423 


7,282 


25 


1,831 


485 


1918 


193,497 


12,862 


206,359 


499 


413 


8,598 


24 


2,343 


553 


1919 


247,183 


13,698 


260,881 


582 


448 


16,287 


16 


2,156 


554 


1920 


304,631 


15,143 


319,774 


481 


664 


21,182 


15 


2,944 


888 


1921 


360,731 


12,058 


372,790 


544 


685 


11,487 


32 


4,899 


1,508 


1922 


449,838 


11,675 


461,513 


522 


884 


15,277 


30 


8,369 


2,460 


1923 


566,150 


11,733 


577,883 


578 


999 


16,217 


35 


11,613 


3,333 


1924 


672,315 


10,778 


683,093 


709 


963 


19,579 


34 


14,154 


4,395 


1925 


764,338 


10,333 


774,671 


755 


1,026 


25,736 


30 


16,249 


4,654 


1926 


826,224 


9,215 


835,439 


705 


1,185 


25,351 


32 


18,705 


4,863 




Investigations 


and Prosecutions by 


Inspectors. 





Investigations and examinations were made under the direction of the Chief 
Inspector relative to fatal and non-fatal accidents, head-light violations, inspec- 
tion of garages, miscellaneous complaints and the prosecution of motorists in 
court. The work of the inspectors is indicated by the following tabulation of 
the classification of reports : — 



Classification of Beports. 

1925. 

Accidents, fatal 716 

Accidents, non-fatal 1,304 

Accidents, brief reports 925 

General reputation 1,384 

Miscellaneous 4,543 

Totals 8,872 

Complaints filed 8,346 

Garages inspected 1,165 

Headlight violations reported 51,629 

Prosecutions conducted 643 

Fines imposed $30,124 



1926. 

679 
1,385 
1,082 
1,867 
5,349 



Analysis op Court Abstracts Received. 



Number of courts forwarding abstracts . 
Number of abstracts received (convictions) 



1925. 

95 

32,382 



10,362 

15,310 
194 

68,595 

812 

$34,125 



1926. 

95 

32,280 



50 



Offences. 
(Analysis of guilty cases, not including appeals.) 



Overspeeding 

Reckless 

Intoxicated 

Using auto without authority 

Endangering lives 

Not stopping after causing injury 

Without license 

Without registration certificate 

Unregistered vehicle 

Improper display or no registration number . 

Refusing to stop on signal 

Unlighted lamps 

No signal 

Operating within 8 feet of street car 

Violation of metropolitan park rules 

Operating after suspension or revocation of license 

Larceny 

Manslaughter 

Miscellaneous 

Lenses not approved 

Landing aircraft unlawfully 

No reflector 

Racing 

Operating after revocation of registration certificate . 

No rear light 

Not displaying lights 

Violation spot-light law 

Improper lights 

Brakes not as required by law 

Notice of sale not sent 

Perjury . . . 

Making false statements on license application, falsely 
impersonating or conspiring to obtain a license . 

Loaning license to another 

Allowing intoxicated person to operate .... 

No wind-shield cleaner 

Attempted larceny 

Revocations axd Suspensions. 

Licenses susp ended 

Licenses revoked 

Rights suspended 

Registration certificates suspended 

Registration certificates revoked 

Registration certificates and licenses suspended . 
Registration certificates and licenses revoked . 
Registration certificates revoked and rights suspended . 
Rights to have cars operated in Massachusetts suspended 



Total? 



Resulting from investigations 
Resulting from convictions . 
Resulting from police complaints 
Resulting from judges' complaints . 
Resulting from State police complaints 

Totals 





P.D. 54 


1925. 


1926. 


als. ) 




10,239 


10,109 


184 


158 


3,515 


3,654 


1,013 


741 


1,462 


1,654 


481 


468 


4,425 


3,997 


1,862 


1,462 


437 


491 


549 


558 


565 


422 


1,016 


710 


1,041 


284 


412 


279 


325 


399 


316 


340 


236 


284 


5 


2 


3,290 


4,353 


151 


379 


1 


— 


104 


100 


5 


3 


4 


2 


189 


242 


— 


191 


2 


1 


96 


461 


313 


249 


3 


6 


7 


2 


102 


212 


32 


13 


— 


12 


— 


3 


— 


39 


1925. 


1926. 


5,772 


6,706 


2,612 


3,025 


2,628 


3,536 


19 


30 


3,092 


3,374 


79 


83 


1,865 


1,732 


161 


162 


21 


57 


16,249 


18,705 


8,331 


9,842 


7,032 


8,050 


592 


735 


69 


47 


225 


31 



16.249 18,705 



P.D. 54 51 

Character of Offences. 

1925. 1926. 

Reckless and endangering 1,335 1,357 

Liquor convictions 3,714 3,893 

Going away after accidents 359 361 

Without authority 612 575 

Racing 2 4 

Improper person . . 3,211 5,006 

Improper person, liquor 940 970 

Improper operation 2,948 3,398 

Two overspeeds 368 335 

Three overspeeds 28 21 

Improper equipment, miscellaneous 188 352 

Improper equipment, lights ...... 526 1,051 

Improper equipment, brakes 1,197 474 

Deaths (Fatal Accidents) 697 682 

Other offences 124 226 

Totals 16,249 18,705 

Hearings 5,091 5,655 

Court recommendations adopted : — 

Liquor 58 1 

Reckless and endangering 30 35 

Going away after accidents 9 5 

Without authority 1 

Totals 98 41 

Persons whose licenses were suspended or revoked and 
who had to pass examinations in order to have them 
returned 2,316 2,761 

Examinations for Licenses. 
Examinations of applicants for licenses to operate motor vehicles were held 
at numerous points in the State, and the tabulation below gives the classes 
and results of such examinations: — 

1925. 1926. 

Operators passed 113,498 108,269 

Operators unfit 26,317 29,083 

Restriction removal, passed 13,824 15,084 

Restriction removal, unfit 1,267 1,860 

"Competency," passed 266 498 

"Competency," unfit 28 42 



Total examinations 155,200 154,836 

Headlighting. 
Five complete headlamps were approved by the Registrar during the year 
in accordance with the provisions of section 7, chapter 90, General Laws, as 
amended. Many other headlamps and devices in various stages of development, 
as well as drawings and blue prints, were submitted for consideration. They 
were criticized for failure to comply with the intent of the Massachusetts laws 
for various reasons. The Registrar adhered to his practice of considering only 
complete headlamps for approval, and the result is a great improvement in 
headlighting equipment supplied by the car manufacturer, because it requires 
the lamp manufacturer's attention to details of construction which might affect 
the performance of the lamp. Every effort is being directed towards the better 
construction, and particularly to simplified focusing adjustment of headlamps 



52 P.D. 54 

so that a more complete compliance with the intent of the law will obtain in 
practice. 

During" the year inspectors of the Registry have reported approximately 
150,000 violations of laws relating to lights and brakes, compared with approxi- 
mately 75,000 for last year. 

Rear Lamps. 
Eighteen rear lamps were approved by the Registrar during the year. Five 
of these were single lamps, eight were combined with stop signals only and 
five were combined with both stop signals and backing lights. 

Brakes. 
The inspectors of motor vehicles have done considerable work on the enforce- 
ment of the law relative to brakes which is accomplished by the use of brake 
testing instruments, of which the Department owns thirty-three. A number 
of cases of serious defects in brake equipment resulted in revocation of regis- 
trations, so that the cars could not be operated until the braking equipment 
was made effective. In order to facilitate brake inspection and adjustment and 
as a convenience to the public, the Registry has continued to examine and 
approve applicants as competent to adjust and test brakes, and accepts their 
certification that defective braking equipment has been rectified. 

Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators. 
Representatives of the Department attended meetings of the Eastern Con- 
ference of Motor Vehicle Administrators in January at New York City, and 
in April, at Wilmington, Delaware. Various matters relating to uniformity 
of State action were discussed and administration ideas interchanged. 

Aircraft Registrations. 

(Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended by chapter 534, Acts of 1922, and 

chapter 189, Acts of 1925.) 

During the year 14 applicants for pilot's licenses were examined, and 21 
aircraft were inspected as to their fitness for registration. Other work included 
the investigation of 3 non-fatal accidents and 28 miscellaneous cases, including 
complaints and violations of the laws relating to aircraft. Four airplanes were 
condemned as unfit to be operated. Two persons were killed and two persons 
injured in aircraft accidents. 

The following table shows the record relating to aircraft for the years 1925 
and 1926 : — 

Pilots' licenses issued 

Airplanes registered 

Pilot's license fees received 
Airplane registration fees received . 
Pilots' licenses suspended or revoked 
Right to fly suspended or revoked . 

Pilots' licenses reinstated 

Names placed on Black List .... 
Airplane registrations suspended or revoked . 
Airplane registrations reinstated 

Used Car Section. 

(Motor Vehicle Identification.) 
This section lists the sale of used cars and keeps records of cars reported 
stolen. Information furnished by this office has assisted in the recovery of 
msftiy cars, both within and outside of the State, and, in cases where makers' 
and engine numbers had been removed, investigations have been made to 
ascertain correct makers' ; and engine numbers of manufacturers and certificates 



1925. 


1926. 


25 


29 


23 


21 


$205 


$235 


$345 


$315 


2 


1 


1 





1 


1 


4 





— 


2 


— 


1 



P.D. 54 53 

issued to owners authorizing such numbers to be replaced and engine numbers 
assigned by this office to be stamped upon the engines. 

The work of the Used Car Section is summarized in the following tables: — 

Dealers: 1925. 1926. 

First class dealers reporting to this office . . . 1,279 1,455 

Second and third class dealers reporting .... 624 566 



Totals 

Reports received: 
Approximate number of dealers' reports of receipts and sales 

in 1926 

Approximate number of individual notices of intended sales 

in 1926 

Motor Vehicles stolen: 
Number of stolen motor vehicles reported to this office 

from sources both within and outside of Massachusetts 
Number of cars stolen in Massachusetts (including 

Boston) 

Number of cars recovered through information furnished 

by this office 

Number of cars stolen in Boston 

Number of cars stolen in Boston, recovered . 
Number of cars stolen in Boston, not recovered . 

Engine and serial numbers: 

Engine numbers assigned to cars 

Certificates issued authorizing rejolaeement of engine 

numbers 

Certificates 

numbers 
Certificates 



1,903 
received 



issued authorizing replacement of serial 
issued authorizing replacement of both 



received 

1925. 

19,790 
7,790 

443 
5,490 
4,881 

609 

141 
675 
271 



eno-ine and makers' numbers 



2,021 

270,000 

105,000 
1926. 

22,979 
8,036 

362 

4,764 

4,304 

460 

121 

1,135 

1,257 

53 



Branch Offices. 

The branch offices of the Registry of Motor Vehicles established to assist 
in the distribution of automobile number plates and licenses to operate motor 
vehicles, as well as furnishing information relative to the motor vehicle laws, 
were used extensively during the year as indicated by the following tabulation, 
which gives approximately the number of applications handled at the central 
office and at the several branch offices. 

Approximate Di; 



Boston : 

Counter . 

Mail 

Examinations 
Pittsfield . 
Springfield 
Worcester . 
Lawrence . 
Lowell 
Fall River 
New Bedford 
Lynn . 
Quincy 
Brockton 
Hyannis 
Totals 



IBUTION OF 


Registrations, Licenses, etc 






Examina- 






, 


Regis- 


tions for 


License 


Miscel- 




trations. 


Licenses. 


Renewals. 


laneous. 


Total. 


301,000 


— 


142,000 


29,000 


472,000 


113,000 


— 


329,000 


10,000 


452,000 


— 


97,000 


— 


— 


97,000 


24,000 


3,000 


9,000 


2,000 


38,000 


88,000 


9,000 


31,000 


3,000 


131,000 


66,000 


8,000 


27,000 


4,000 


105,000 


34,000 


6,000 


18,000 


2,000 


60,000 


25,000 


3,000 


13,000 


2,000 


43,000 


26,000 


3,000 


14,000 


2,000 


45,000 


28,000 


4,000 


16,000 


2,000 


50,000 


54,000 


8,000 


24,000 


4,000 


90,000 


33,000 


7,000 


13,000 


2,000 


55,000 


32,000 


4,000 


16,000 


2,000 


54,000 


6,000 


2,000 


3,000 


1,000 


12,000 



830,000 154,000 655,000 65,000 1,704,000 



54 P.D. 54 

Registrations, Licenses, Fees. 

The registrations of motor vehicles and licenses issued in 1926 exceeded the 
figures for 1925, passenger car registrations being 8% greater and commercial 
vehicles also being 8% greater while motor cycle registrations were less. The 
total number of applications handled increased about 8%, from 1,572,998 in 
1925 to 1,713,974 in 1926. 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles. 

1905. 1910. 1915. 1920. 1925. 1926. 

Passenger cars . . 4,889 31,360 90,580 251,570 663,858 717,539 

Commercial vehicles . — — 12,053 52,968 100,480 108,685 

Motor cycles . . 553 3,358 9,520 15,142 10,333 9,215 

Totals . . . 5,442 34,718 112,153 319,680 774,671 835,439 

The fees received for the year 1926, together with the number of certificates 
of registration issued in each classification and the number of licenses granted, 
etc., are shown in the following table: — 

Analysis of Receipts. 
Certificates of registration: 

Passenger cars 717,539 $6,967,233 00 

Commercial cars 108,685 3,447,367 75 

Additional truck fees 356 4,324 50 

Taxicabs 839 12,585 00 

Buses 1,369 154,936 00 

Trailers 464 20,011 00 

Motor cycles 9,215 41,675 50 

Manufacturers or dealers 2,134 63,465 00 

Additional cars 7,414 46,201 00 

Repairers 376 9,250 00 

Repairers' additional cars 69 1,370 00 

Motor cycle dealers 39 390 00 

Motor cycle dealers' additional cars .... 25 25 00 

Licenses to operate: 

Original licenses ... 106,279 at $2 00 — 212,558 00 

Renewal licenses . . . 657,672 at 2 00 — 1,315,344 00 

Examinations 143,496 at 2 00 $286,992 — 

Re-examinations .... 9,557 at 1 00 9,557 — 

Total examinations . ' . . 153,053 296,549 00 

Copies of certificates and licenses 

furnished 39,967 at 1 00 — 39,967 00 

Duplicate number plates furnished 14,735 at 1 00 — 14,735 00 

Lens approval applications . . 23 at 50 00 — 1,150 00 

Miscellaneous receipts, auto lists, process fees, etc. . . . 3,645 11 

Total $12,652,781 86 

Motor vehicle fees rebated (deducted) 194,285 29 

Net fees $12,458,496 57 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver General . 619,360 90 

Total receipts credited Highway Fund account, 1926 . .$13,077,857 47 



P.D. 54 55 

The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the year 1926 was 
$1,028,462.86, which was 8.2% of the net fees collected, as compared with 10% 
for the year 1925 and 10.5% for the year 1924. This cost, deducted from the 
receipts for the year, left the sum of $12,049,394.61 available for legislative 
appropriation for highway work. 

Analysis of Expenditures for 1926. 

The following table gives an analysis of expenditures by the Registry for the 
year: — 

Personal services: 

Regular payroll $575,970 81 

Overtime 12,770 66 



Supplies : 

Books, maps, etc $455 26 

Typewriter supplies 1,869 91 

Adding machine repairs and supplies . . 63 16 

Other supplies 2,969 69 

Stationery 17,633 53 

Typewriter repairs 88 63 

Other repairs 293 46 

Equipment : 

Typewriter machines $3,559 21 

Other machines 1,953 14 

Installation of new clock system . . . 840 45 

Dictograph system 742 33 

Office equipment 233 55 

Furniture : 

Desks $4,777 58 

Files 11,951 57 

Chairs 933 43 

Tables 47 04 

Miscellaneous 307 33 

Electric fans 292 92 

Travel : 

Employees $30,540 11 

Automobiles (owned by employees) . . . 80,761 48 

Other traveling expenses 3,460 00 

Other services and expenses: 

Expressage $2,250 38 

Postage 56,595 78 

Printing 6,909 85 

Other reports 3,561 34 

Lithographing 3,724 83 

Telephone 4,814 62 

Premium on bonds of employees . . . 314 80 

Rent 24,184 00 

Water and ice 1,189 40 

Cleaning and janitor service .... 1,311 00 

Towels 699 94 

Soap 126 13 



$588,741 47 



23,373 64 



7,328 68 



18,309 87 



114,761 59 



105,682 07 



56 

Special services (labor) $875 75 

Other expenses as listed belcm 

Badges for inspectors 60 00 

Clocks and regulating 139 64 

Commissions as justices of the peace . 45 00 

Headlight devices 436 24 

Number plates 135,508 89 

Sundries 214 86 

Auto exchange 898 00 



Branch Office expenses: 
Equipment : 

Lettering and signs 
Office equipment . 
Typewriters . 



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Travel : 

Traveling expenses 
Express service to bank 

Other services and expenses: 
Cleaning and janitor services 
Expressage 
Fuel 

Lighting . 
Miscellaneous 
Rent . 
Telephone 
Towels 

Water and ice 
Special services (labor) 
Commissions as justices of the peace 



The following comparative statement for the 
very plainly the increase of work as occasioned 

certificates of registration and licenses, etc. : — 



Passenger car certificates . 

Highest number plate assigned . 
Commercial car certificates 

Highest number plate assigned 

Xuinber of additional truck fees . 
Motor cycle certificates 

Highest number plate assigned . 
Taxicab certificates .... 

Bus certificates 

Trailer certificates .... 

Manufacturers' or Dealers' certificates 
Additional cars (dealers) . 
Repairers' certificates .... 
Additional cars (repairers') 
Motor cycle dealers' certificates 
Additional ears (motor cycle dealers) 
Licenses to operate : 

Original 

Renewal 

Total licenses . 





$138,178 38 




$58 65 






3,678 05 






396 81 


4,133 51 








$130 89 






330 00 








460 89 


$2,327 16 


2,032 07 






136 00 






693 62 






652 91 






16,510 80 






3,763 57 






255 55 






286 69 






830 39 






4 00 


27,492 76 






$1,028,462 86 





years 1925 and 1926 shows 
bv the additional number of 



1925. 


1926. 


663,858 


717,539 


547,559 


600,600 


100,480 


108,685 


B93,001 


B99,999 


4,723 


356 


10,333 


9,215 


10,410 


10,000 


— 


839 


— 


1,369 


702 


464 


2,011 


2,134 


6,589 


7,414 


163 


376 


16 


69 


40 


39 


— 


25 


114,445 


106,279 


583,933 


657,672 


698,378 


763,951 



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Examinations for licenses 150,141 143,496* 

Re-examinations for licenses — 9,557 

Total examinations 150,141 153,053 

Copies of certificates and licenses furnished . . 36,713 39,967 

Duplicate number plates issued . . . . 13,288 14,735 

Miscellaneous applications 8 23 

Total number of applications handled . . . 1,572,998 1,713,974 

Total fees - . $9,268,654 00 $12,652,781 86 

Motor vehicle fees rebated (deducted) . . 108,330 12 194,285 29 

Net fees $9,160,323 88 $12,458,496 57 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and Re- 
ceiver-General 575,246 90 619,360 90 



Total receipts credited Highway Fund . $9,735,570 78 $13,077,857 47 

Personal services $511,716 44 $588,741 47 

Expenses 409,797 37 439,721 39 

Total expenses $921,513 81 $1,028,462 86 

DIVISION OF WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC LANDS. 

BOSTON HARBOR. 

The Commonwealth Flats at South Boston. 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5. 

The work at Commonwealth Pier No. 5, during the year, has been concerned 
chiefly with repair and maintenance and with changes to provide additional 
office space for the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

On July 2, 1926, a contract was made with W. H. Ellis and Son Company for 
repairs to fenders and timber platforms. This work, including the driving 
of new fender piles on the sides, end, and outer corners of the pier, new 
foundation piles under the platform, rebolting pile connections, and placing 
yellow pine lumber for fender capping, was completed Nov. 4, 1926, at a con- 
tract cost of $6,114.40. 

A contract was made on June 16, 1926, with George T. McLauthlin Co., for 
furnishing and installing new electric magnet brakes and appurtenant equip- 
ment on three twelve-ton freight elevators, — one in the east shed, one in the 
center and one in the west shed of the pier. Miscellaneous repairs to the 
machinery of these elevators were also made under this contract. Work was 
completed Sept. 30, 1926, at a contract cost of $2,925. 

To provide additional drainage for the concourse on. the second floor of the 
pier, a contract was made Oct. 25, 1926, with Joseph P. O'Hearn for furnishing 
and setting scuppers and downspouts and building catch basins and connec- 
tions, for a lump sum of $2,980. This work is now in progress. 

On Sept. 30, 1926, a contract was made with Maurice M. Devine for paint- 
ing certain offices in the headhouse, adjacent corridors and stairways, for the 
sum of $2,970. This work is now in progress. 

Passenger gangways at the pier were strengthened and repaired under an 
agreement with S. W. K. Brooks at a cost of $2,034 and numerous minor 
repairs have been made during the year to replace and complete equipment at 
the pier. 

The additional office on the second floor of the center shed, built for use of 
the Registry of Motor Vehicles under contract of Nov. 6, 1925, with George 
W. Nicoll Co., Inc., was completed Jan. 28, 1926, at a contract cost of $8,400. 
Another room, previously used for storage, was put into condition at a cost 



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of $655, and two rooms upon the first floor were transferred for office use by the 
Registry. 

To provide more efficient operation of the heating equipment for the addi- 
tional offices on the east side, an additional steam return pipe was extended to 
these rooms at a cost of $325. Repairs were also made to the setting of the boilers 
at the heating plant, to the fire boxes, the feed water pumps and the high 
pressure steam main, at a total cost of $4,209.35. 

Viaduct and Bamp. 

The work of cleaning and painting the metal work of the viaduct and ramp 
under contract of Sept. 10, 1925, with Steves Lacios Company was completed 
Apr. 28, 1926, at a contract cost of $8,400. 

During the year a new surfacing of bituminous waterproofing was applied 
to badly worn places in the viaduct roadway. 

Railroad Yard built by the Federal Government. 

When the land was sold for the Army Base at South Boston, permission was 
given the Federal Government to occupy for open storage an area bounded by 
the Army Base, the viaduct to Commonwealth Pier No. 5, Summer Street, and 
the railroad yard of the Commonwealth. Upon this area the Federal Govern- 
ment built a large railroad yard for use during the war. 

On May 14, 1926, the Secretary of War released this area and such railroad 
tracks as still remained thereon to the Commonwealth, upon condition that the 
Commonwealth should maintain for the use of the Federal Government and for 
itself for a period of twenty years from July 1, 1926, two railroad tracks 
connecting the Army Supply Base with other tracks of the Commonwealth and 
of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, the right to lay and 
maintain which was granted in the deed conveying to the United States the 
area for the Army Supply Base. The area released covers about 9^2 acres, 
and has approximately six miles of track affording a storage capacity for 400 
cars. It is equipped with lights for night operation, provided with a system 
of drainage and with water mains and hydrants for protection from fire. 

Staples Coal Wharf and Metropolitan Coal Wharf. 

In August, 1926, the Division received an inquiry from the Eastern Steamship 
Lines, Inc., regarding use of the dock between the two wharves at South Boston 
belonging to the Commonwealth and known as the Staples Coal Wharf and 
the Metropolitan Coal Wharf. The Company wished to place two of its 
steamers in this dock for the winter and agreed to pay $15 per day for the 
privilege. 

For such use of the dock a depth of 21 feet at mean low water was needed. 
On Oct. 7, 1926, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge between these wharves to a depth of 21 feet at 
mean low water. This work was completed Oct. 31, 1926, at a contract cost of 
$4,127.64. N ! 

The dredged dock is now in use by the steamers New York and Boston 
of the Eastern Steamship Lines, Inc., under a permit granted Nov. 2, 1927. 

Development of Land South of Summer Street. 

The storehouses on D and E Streets, formerly known as the Army Stores, 
have been occupied during the year. Two sections A and G of Storehouse No. 1, 
formerly used by the Federal Government, were released to the Commonwealth 
in August and have been taken over by the Wiggin Terminals, Inc., in accord- 
ance with the terms of the lease of Mar. 1, 1923, so that now all seven sections 
of this storehouse are leased to the Wiggin Terminals, Inc. Storehouse No. 2 
is used by the United States Post Office Department and by the Division of 
Highways of the Department of Public Works. 

During the year additional sprinkler pipes have been installed at Storehouse 
No. 1 and miscellaneous repairs made to this building, at a cost of $1,080.03. 



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On May 17, 1920, a deed of a parcel of land containing 21,688.77 square 
feet on the easterly side of D Street, adjoining property of the Joseph Burnett 
Company, was given to the U. T. Hungerford Brass and Copper Company in 
accordance with the terms of an agreement of May 2, 1923. 

The Commonwealth Flats at East Boston. 

Aircraft Landing Field. 

The aircraft landing field at East Boston and an area adjacent to it are 
leased to the Federal Government until June 30, 1927, with the privilege of 
renewal. Two of the four hangars built at the field are used by the United 
States Army and two by the Massachusetts National Guard. 

The work of grading, levelling and rolling the field and the roadway used 
as an approach was continued by the Federal Government during the early 
part of the year. After the enactment of chapter 385, Acts of 1926, an appro- 
priation of $10,000 by the city of Boston became available for expenditure 
under the supervision of the Division. Under an agreement w r ith Edward J. 
McHugh and Son cinders have been placed upon the area west of the hangars 
and southerly of the east and west runway. This area has been subgraded and 
rolled and subgrading has been begun northerly of the east and west runway. 

On Sept. 24, 1926, a lease was given to the Airport Development Company 
of 7,200 square feet of land near this field. Upon this area the Company is 
building a hangar for commercial use. 

Dredging and Filling in East Boston. 

No contract for dredging and filling has been in force at East Boston since 
the completion on Dec. 24, 1923, of that with the Atlantic Gulf and Pacific 
Company. Since that time about 1,450,000 cubic yards of material dredged 
from various locations in the harbor by dredging companies employed chiefly 
upon private work have been deposited in the receiving basin. 

The Commonwealth has reclaimed at East Boston about 150 acres of land, 
a part of which is included in the areas leased to the Federal Government for the 
aircraft landing field. 

Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East Boston. 

On Mar. 18, 1926, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to build a new timber bulkhead across the inner end 
of the west dock at Pier No. 1, East Boston. A total length of 107 feet of 
bulkhead was built under this contract and six piles driven to strengthen the old 
bulkhead. The work was completed May 5, 1926, at a contract cost of $5,471. 

A contract was made on Apr. 6, 1926, with W. H. Ellis and Son Company to 
build along the property line of the Commonwealth at this pier about 880 linear 
feet of board fence to connect with an existing wooden fence bordering Lewis 
Street and a part of Marginal Street. This work was completed Nov. 17, 1926, 
at a contract cost of $2,343. 

Dredging near Grand Junction Wharves. 
On Oct. 25, 1926, a contract was made with Eugene Breymann to dredge to a 
depth of 30 feet at mean low water a shoal area westerly of the Anchorage 
Basin and between the main ship channel and the Grand Junction Wharves at 
East Boston. The contract prices for this work are: for dredging and dis- 
posing of the dredged material 29.5 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; 
for removing and disposing of boulders $10 per cubic yard. Work was begun 
in October and completed Nov. 19, 1926. 

Mystic River, Charlestown. 
A contract was made on Sept. 17, 1926, with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company, to dredge to a depth of 30 feet at mean low water a 
shoal area in front of the wharves on the southerly side of Mystic River, ex- 
tending from a point opposite the wharf of Castner, Curran and Bullitt, Inc., 



60 P.D. 54 

to the westerly side line of the westerly wharf of the Wiggin Terminals, Inc., 
a distance of about 1,400 feet. The contract prices for this work were : 
for dredging and disposing of the dredged material 48 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders $.20 per cubic 
yard. No dredging was done under this contract within 50 feet of the ends of 
the piers in the river. Work was completed Nov. 2, 1926, at a contract cost 
of $16,078.56. 

Point Allerton Sea Wall, Hull. 

Under the provisions of chapter 315, Acts of 1925, authorizing the construc- 
tion of a sea wall or breakwater at Point Allerton, the Division made on Sept. 
7, 1926, a taking of rights and easements in lands along the shore necessary 
for the construction and maintenance of this wall. The taking was recorded 
Sept. 9, 1926, in the Plymouth Registry of Deeds, as required by law. 

On Sept. 8, 1926, a contract was made with Bradford Weston for the con- 
struction of a concrete sea wall with heavy riprap in front, as a protection 
for the shore at Point Allerton. The wall is to connect with the westerly end 
of the granite sea wall built by the Federal Government, 1870-1874, and to 
extend westerly about 1,500 feet to join the wall built by the Commonwealth 
at Stony Beach. The easterly part of the wall is to be built to an elevation 
of 21.6 feet above mean low water, or level with the top of the Government 
sea wall, while the westerly part will be built to elevation 19.4 feet above mean 
low water, the level of the top of the sea wall at Stony Beach. 

Work was begun Sept. 18, 1926, and is now in progress. A length of 638 
feet of the structure has been built and 150 cubic yards of filling have been 
placed back of the wall. 

Amount expended during the year, $25,473.16. Total expenditure to Dec. 
1, 1926, $25,897.31. 

RIVERS, HARBORS, TIDE WATERS AND FORESHORES OUTSIDE OF 

BOSTON HARBOR. 

For the improvement of rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of 
Boston Harbor, in accordance with the provisions of section 11, chapter 91, 
General Laws, an appropriation of $60,000 was made during 1926, with the 
following condition: 

"provided, however, that all expenditures made for the protection of 
snores shall be upon condition that at least fifty per cent of the cost 
is covered by contributions from municipalities or other organizations 
and individuals, and that in the case of dredging channels for harbor 
improvements at least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be covered 
by contributions from municipalities or other organizations or indi- 
viduals." 

An appropriation of $25,000 was also available during the year for the 
maintenance of structures, and for repairing damages along the coast line or 
river banks of the Commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other 
obstructions from tide waters and great ponds. 

Petitions were filed with the Division during the year for surveys and im- 
provements in the following localities: Allen's Harbor, Harwich; Cape Poge 
Pond, Edgartown; Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable; Falmouth Inner Harbor, Fal- 
mouth; Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis; Sesachacha Pond, Nantucket; West Fal- 
mouth Harbor, Falmouth. 

Public hearings have been held, certain estimates of cost made, but no work 
has been done to carry out the improvements petitioned for in Cotuit Harbor, 
Barnstable; Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis; Sesachacha Pond, Nantucket. 

Information relating to work previously done in various rivers and harbors 
of the Commonwealth may be found in the annual reports of the Board of 
Harbor and Land Commissioners, the Commission on Waterways and Public 
Lands, in previous reports of this Division, and in the tables of the Appendix 



P.D. 54 61 

accompanying the present report. These tables show localities, character of 
work, appropriations and expenditures by the Commonwealth and certain 
appropriations and expenditures by the Federal Government. 

An account of the work done during" year 1926, for the improvement of 
rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of Boston Harbor follows: 

Allen's Haebor, Harwich. 

Hearing was held Feb. 24, 1926, upon the petition of the Selectmen of 
Harwich for the building of jetties at the entrance to Allen's Harbor in the 
town of Harwich. 

On Aug. 30, 1926, a contract was made with Starbuck and Thomas for the 
construction at the entrance to this harbor of two timber jetties, the one on the 
easterly side of the channel 300 feet long and the one on the westerly side 400 
feet long. The contract price for furnishing materials and building these jetties, 
including pile clusters at the outer ends and all incidental work, is $19.65 per 
linear foot of pile and timber jetty in place. Work was begun Oct. 23, 1926, 
and is now in progress, about fifty per cent remaining to be done. Toward the 
cost of the work a contribution of $7,627.50 was made by the Cape Cod Real 
Estate Trust. Amount expended during the year, $5,622.72. Total expendi- 
ture to Dec. 1, 1926, $5,924.72. 

Annisquam River, Gloucester. 

Hearing was held Feb. 24, 1926, regarding dredging needed to provide a 
channel through a bar in Ipswich Bay at the entrance to Annisquam River. 

On May 27, 1926, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to include the dredging of 22,000 cubic yards of material 
from a channel through a bar in Ipswich Bay at the northerly entrance to 
Annisquam River. The contract prices for the work were: for dredging the 
channel and disposing of the dredged material at sea, 57 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $18 per cubic yard. 
The work was completed July 21, 1926, when a channel 8 feet deep at mean 
low water, 200 feet wide on the bottom and approximately 1,000 feet long had 
been dredged through the bar in Ipswich Bay at a contract cost of $11,884.50. 
A contribution of more than twenty-five per cent of the cost of the work was 
made by the city of Gloucester. 

In August a request was received for the removal of shoals from the area 
in the river in front of the club house of the Annisquam Yacht Club. Dredg- 
ing to remove the shoals was done by the Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company for the lump sum of $500. Toward this cost a contribution of $125 
was made by individuals interested. 

During the year complaint was received regarding shoaling in the river about 
1,500 feet northwest of the Blynman Bridge. This shoal was removed by the 
Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company by dredging about 1,000 cubic 
yards of material at a price of 42 cents per cubic yard. Amount expended during 
the year $428.26. 

Amount expended during the year, $13,297.87. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1926, $141,958.21. 

Beverly Harbor. 
Under authority of Chapter 12, Resolves of 1922, the Commonwealth paid 
$50,000 as a contribution toward the cost of the improvement of Beverly Harbor 
under a project of the Federal Government including dredging and the removal 
of ledge. The work of dredging was completed in 1924. The removal of ledge 
has been in progress during the year and is now about 45 per cent completed. 

Cape Poge Channel, Edgartown. 

Hearing was held Feb. 24, 1926, upon the petition of the Selectmen of 
Edgartown for the dredging of a channel from Cape Poge Bay to Muskeget 
Channel and the building of jetties in Muskeget Channel. 

Subsequently the town voted to assume liability for damages for this work, 



62 P.D. 54 

contributed $16,500 toward the cost and made the necessary taking of land 
authorized by chapter 156, Acts of 1923. 

On July 22. 1926, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to dredge a channel 60 feet wide on the bottom and 6 
feet deep at mean low water from Cape Poge Bay to Muskeget Channel, to 
build two stone jetties in Muskeget Channel, and to place stone riprap on the 
slopes of the dredged channel. The contract prices for this work were: for 
dredging channel and disposing of the dredged material, 62 cents per cubic yard. 
scow measurement ; for removing and disposing of boulders, $18 per cubic 
yard: for furnishing and placing granite riprap and chips in the jetties, $5.70 
per ton of 2.000 pounds: for furnishing and placing granite chips as riprap 
on the channel slopes, $6.00 for each ton of 2.000 pounds. The work was com- 
pleted Oct. 13, 1926. at a contract cost of $35,123.48. Under this contract 
23.774 cubic yards of material were excavated, 2,240 tons of stone placed in 
the jetties and 1.372.6 tons placed as bank protection. Amount expended dur- 
ing the year, $36,767.73. Total expenditure to Dec. 1. 1926, $36,767.73. 

Cohasset Harbor. 
The work of dredging in Cohasset Harbor under contract of Oct. 9, 1925, 
with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company, was completed May 1, 
1926. at a contract cost of $16,273.98. By this dredging an area of about 
two acres was added to the anchorage basin on the westerly side of the harbor. 
and about one-third of an acre to the basin on the easterly side. Work under 
this contract was extended to provide for the removal of shoals from the 
anchorage basin in front of the Cohasset Yacht Club over an area of about 
one-third of an acre, and to allow the dredging of a channel 30 feet wide and 
750 feet long to depths varying from 4 feet to 6 feet in the southwest branch 
of the harbor from the six-foot contour in the main basin westerly to within 
fifty feet of the head of the harbor. Toward the cost of work under this con- 
tract a contribution of $5.S00 was made by the town and by individuals inter- 
ested. Amount expended during the vear. $16,929.06. Total expenditure to 
Dec. 1. 1926. ?S3,163.23. 

Cotot Shore Protection. Barnstable. 

During the year the attention of the Division was called to the erosion of 
a portion of the beach in front of the timber bulkhead built by the Common- 
wealth in 1925 at Cotuit. An inspection showed the need for protecting a 
short section of the bulkhead to ensure its stability. An agreement was subse- 
quently made with Jesse Murray to place in front of the bulkhead at a price 
of $4.75 per ton of 2,000 pounds, riprap to be furnished by the Division, 
delivered at West Barnstable railroad station. Under this agreement 44.95 
tons of riprap were placed at a contract cost of $213.51. Toward the cost 
of this work a contribution of $183.38 was made by interested individuals. 
Amount expended during the vear. -$363.28. Total expenditure for improve- 
ment at Cotuit to Dec. 1, 1926, $68,779.97. 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth. 

The jetty built of crib work ballasted with stone at Ellisville Harbor was 
damaged by the winter storms to such an extent that it seemed advisable to 
rebuild the outer end of the structure. This work was done at a cost of $992.30. 
Amount expended durins* the vear, $791.80. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1926, 
$18,520.28. 

Falmouth Inneb Haribor, Falmouth. 
During the year the Division was requested to remove certain shoaling in 
the entrance channel to Falmouth Inner Harbor, and to repair damage to the 
west jetty. On June 16, 1926, a contract was made with William E. Burke to 
dredge about 6,500 cubic yards of material in the entrance channel to make this 
channel 100 feet wide on the bottom and 10 feet deep at mean low water. The 



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contract prices for this work were: for dredging the area and disposing of 
the dredged material, 45 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement ; for removing 
and disposing of boulders, $15 per cubic yard; for dredging about 200 cubic 
yards from an area lying west of the west jetty and disposing of the material 
adjacent to the work, the lump sum of $150. The dredging was completed 
Sept. 1, 1926, at a contract cost of $2,987.25. By this work a channel 100 feet 
wide, 800 feet long and 10 feet deep at mean low water has been provided 
through the shoal beginning between the jetties and extending to the town 
landings at Clinton Avenue. 

Under an agreement with William E. Burke, 50 tons of stone chips and 50 
tons of heavy stone riprap were placed in the westerly jetty at a price of $6.95 
per ton of stone in place in the completed work. The contract cost of this 
work was $718.28 

In November an agreement was made with John A. Davis under which 
certain holes back of the west jetty were filled at a total cost of $100.38. 

Amount expended during the vear, $4,095.01. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1926, $112,802.04. 

Ipswich River, Ipswich. 
During the year complaints came to the Division regarding certain boulders 
in the channel of Ipswich River near the town landing. An agreement for the 
removal of these boulders has been made with Manzer & Damon and a part 
of the work has already been done at a cost of $260. Amount expended during 
the year, $287.38. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1926, $58,989.55. 

Menamsha Sea Wall, Chilmark. 
Work under contract of Nov. 19, 1925, with William E. Burke for placing 
riprap in front of the sea wall built by the Commonwealth was begun Jan. 18, 
1926. Before the contract was completed the failure of a section of the sea 
wall necessitated an extension of the work and the placing of filling on the 
beach back of the riprap. The work was completed Apr. 3, 1926, at a contract 
cost of $10,912.52. About 1,000 tons of stone riprap and chips were placed 
to protect 250 linear feet of filling to close the gap in the sea wall, and 436 
tons of riprap placed in protecting 250 feet of concrete sea wall. Later a 
small amount of riprap that had been removed from the easterly slope of the 
inner channel was replaced. Amount expended during the year, $12,304.81. 
Total expenditure for improvement at Menamsha to Dec. 1, 1926, $94,003.89. 

New Bedford State Pier. 

Since the termination on Dec. 31, 1923, of the lease of Mar. 1, 1921, to the 
New Bedford Storage Warehouse Company, this pier has been operated by 
the Division. A revised schedule of rates adopted by the Division for use at 
this pier was approved bv the Governor and Council and became effective 
July 15, 1925. 

During the year minor repairs have been made to the foundation of one of 
the wooden pier sheds. 

Two transportation companies occupy space at the northerly end of the 
immigration shed and in the south wing of the timber freight shed, respectively. 
All the remaining space is available for cargo. 

This pier, built under authority of chapter 693, Acts of 1914, was completed 
in 1917, providing accommodations for vessels 600 feet long, and less, with a 
draft of 25 feet, or less, and has been equipped for serving large ocean-going 
craft. 

A steel and concrete two-story building 300 feet long and 105 feet wide, 
equipped with a freight elevator, has been built upon the pier. In extension of 
this building two one-story wooden sheds have been constructed, in addition to 
a wooden shed for use in admitting immigrants. 

A channel dredged by the Federal Government provides a depth of twenty- 
five feet at mean low water from deep water in Buzzards Bay to the pier. 



64 P.D. 54 

Amount expended during the year for operation, $7,677.37. Total expendi- 
ture to Dec. 1, 1926, for construction, $494,133.33, and for operation, $38,467.55. 

Oak Bluffs Sea Walls. 

Work under contract of June 11, 1925, with Guiney and Hanson Construction 
Company for building a concrete sea wall and 14 timber jetties to protect the 
shore in the vicinity of the steamboat landing at Oak Bluffs, was completed 
Feb. 17, 1926, at a contract cost of $44,755.46. A concrete sea wall 1,764.64 
feet long has been built in two sections, one section south of the steamboat 
wharf, 971.4 feet long, extending from a connection with an old concrete wall to 
the steamboat wharf; the other section, 790.24 feet long, extending from the 
steamboat wharf northerly to a connection with a wall built by the Common- 
wealth in 1911. Timber spur jetties each 52 feet lon^ have been constructed, 
seven in front of the northerly section of the wall and seven in front of the 
southerly section. In addition, 881 cubic yards of filling were placed back of 
the wall. 

After the completion of the work the town asked that filling be placed back 
of the wall to the height of the top. Under an agreement with Amos Silvia 
776.7 cubic yards of filling were placed back of this wall at a cost of $1,313.98. 

Amount expended upon this wall during the year, $24,805.34. Total ex- 
penditure on this wall to Dec. 1, 1926, $49,299.17.' / 

Work under contract of Oct. 1, 1925, with William E. Burke for placing 
stone riprap to protect the beach at the southerly end of the sea wall built 
by the Commonwealth at Sea View Avenue, was completed Sept. 7, 1926, at a 
contract cost of $5,578.59. Riprap amounting to 802 tons was placed for the 
protection of 250 linear feet of shore. One-half the cost of this work was 
paid by the Division of Highways as the protection of the State Highway 
was involved. Amount expended during the year by this Division, $2,801.35. 
Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1926, by the Division of Waterways and Public 
Lands, $90,280.74. 

Commonwealth Property at Plymouth. 

During 1926 an appropriation of $9,000 was made for the maintenance and 
repair of the property at Plymouth acquired by the Pilgrim Tercentenary Com- 
mission and placed under the jurisdiction of the Division of Waterways and 
Public Lands by vote of the Governor and Council on July 17, 1924. 

The work of placing gravel and stone riprap in front of the bulkhead at the 
pier upon this property has been continued during the year. On May 19, 1926, 
a contract was made with William L. Miller for repairing a portion of the 
State Pier by raising the deck, furnishing and placing new girder caps and 
blocking over the same, and furnishing and driving 8 piles and about 110 linear 
feet of timber bulkhead. The contract price for this work was the lump sum 
of $3,176. The work was completed July 27, 1926, at the contract price. 

Under an agreement with the Division of Highways a section of road from the 
highway to this pier was rebuilt and resurfaced. 

Arrangements have been made for the care and maintenance of the grounds 
during the year. 

Amount expended during the year, $8,024.04. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1926, $13,594.62. 

Provincetown Shore Protection. 

On Oct. 1 1926, the Division of Waterways and the Division of Highways, 
acting jointly, made a contract with J. W. Nickerson to place about 450 tons 
of riprap consisting of stones weighing from one-half ton to two tons each, 
and about 150 tons of stone chips along the shore in front of the State High- 
way in Provincetown. The contract prices for this work are : for furnishing and 
placing heavy stone riprap, $6.24 for each ton of 2,000 pounds in the com- 
pleted work; for furnishing and placing stone chips in back of and under the 
heavy riprap, $6.24 for each ton of 2,000 pounds in the completed work. The 



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work is now in progress. Amount expended during the year, by the Division 
of Waterways, $1,828.71. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1926, $28,039.08. 

Provincetown Tercentenary Commission. 
Under the provisions of chapter 366 of the General Acts of 1919, the 
Provincetown Tercentenary Commission acquired certain land in Province- 
town, Truro and Eastham. When the final report of the Commission was 
accepted by the Governor and Council on June 23, 1926, the areas so acquired 
came under the jurisdiction of the Division of Waterways and Public Lands 
in accordance with the provisions of section 2, chapter 91, General Laws, and 
have been in the care of the Division since that date. 

Rockport Harbor. 

Hearing was held on Feb. 24, 1926, upon the petition of J. Manuel Marshall 
and others, for the removal of boulders from the entrance channel to Rock- 
port Harbor. 

On May 27, 1926, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to include the removal of boulders from the entrance 
channel to this harbor at a contract price of $105 for each cubic yard removed 
and disposed of at sea. This work was completed July 13, 1926, at a contract 
cost of $1,570.80. Under this contract twenty-eight boulders were removed 
from the entrance channel to provide a depth of 12 feet at mean low water 
through a channel 100 feet wide between the two jetties at the harbor entrance. 
Amount expended during the year, $1,638.39. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1926, 
$15,555.58. 

SCITUATE. 

Complaints were received during the year regarding erosion at the sea wall 
built by the Commonwealth at Cedar Point, Scituate. Under an agreement with 
Frank H. Barry this wall was repaired by cutting out parts badly eroded and 
pointing up the wall with cement mortar. A section of the top of the wall 
was also cut away and replaced. The work was completed Oct. 23, 1926, at a 
cost of $313.80. Amount expended during the year, $313.80. Total expendi- 
ture to Dec. 1, 1926, $37,305.40. 

At the hearing held Feb. 24, 1926, upon petitions for river and harbor 
improvement, the attention of the Division was again called to the settlement at 
the inner end of the south jetty at the entrance to the harbor. Under an agree- 
ment with Frank H. Barry stone was placed to repair the jetty and riprap 
deposited easterly of the jetty. The work was completed Nov. 9, 1926, at a cost 
of $913.67. Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $500 was made by 
John L. Rothery, owner of the land at the inshore end of the jetty. Amount 
expended during the year, $913.67. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 19 26, $1 3,- 
053.52. -^*T^jr^pr~ 

An examination of the sea wall built by the Commonwealth at the Glades 
found the beach so badly eroded as to make desirable further protection of the 
wall. Under an agreement with Frank H. Barry 105 tons of stone riprap were 
placed in front of the sea wall. The work was completed Nov. 27, 1926, at a 
cost of $631.25. Amount expended during the year, $694.09. Total expendi- 
ture to Dec. 1, 1926, $27,619.58. 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester. 

Healing was held Feb. 24, 1926, upon the petition of John A. Stoddard 
for dredging in Smith's Cove, Gloucester. 

On May 27, 1926, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to include the dredging of three areas in Smith's Cove to 
varying depths of 14 feet, 10 feet and 6 feet at mean low water. The contract 
prices for this work were: for dredging and disposing of dredged material, 
42 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement ; for removing and disposing of boul- 
ders, $18 per cubic yard. The work was completed August 6, 1926, at a contract 
cost of $7,814.76. Under the contract an area of slightly more than two acres 



66 P.D. 54 

off the wharf of the Booth Fisheries Company was dredged to a depth of i4 
feet at mean low water; an area of approximately one-half acre off the 
wharves of the marine railway on Rocky Neck to a depth of 10 feet at mean 
low water, and near the head of the Cove, a channel 6 feet deep at mean low 
water, 60 feet wide and 400 feet long was dredged to give access to the land- 
ing float. The city of Gloucester contributed more than twenty-five per cent 
of the cost of the work. Amount expended during the year, $8,160.86. Total 
expenditure to Dec. 1, 1926, $13,466.16. 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee. 
The work under contract of Oct. 1, 1925, with William E. Burke for placing 
about 200 tons of heavy stone riprap for the construction of a beacon at the 
outer end of the breakwater on the easterly side of the entrance to Waquoit 
Bay, was completed Oct. 22, 1926, at a contract cost of $1,446.30. Amount 
expended during the year, $1,313.61. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1926, $55,- 
453.46. 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth. 

Hearing was held Feb. 24, 1926, upon the petition of Charles B. Wormelle 
and others, for the building of a timber breakwater at the entrance to West 
Falmouth Harbor. 

On June 24, 1926, a contract was made with William L. Miller for construct- 
ing 402 linear feet of timber breakwater at the entrance to the harbor. The 
contract price for furnishing all materials and building the pile and timber 
breakwater, including pile clusters at ends, projecting sheeting on one side 
and all incidental work, was $37 per linear foot of main breakwater complete 
in place. The work was completed Oct. 5, 1926, at a contract cost of $14,874. 
Toward the cost of this work a contribution of $8,000 was made by the town of 
Falmouth and interested individuals. 

Amount expended during the vear, $17,284.50. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1926, $53,586.58. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Angle Tree Monument Reservation. 

Chapter 289, Acts of 1925, authorized the establishment of the Angle Tree 
Monument Reservation. In accordance with the provisions of the act the Depart- 
ment made a survey and plan of the land involved and held conferences with 
interested individuals regarding the acquisition of the necessary area. No 
land has yet been taken for this purpose. 

Great Ponds. 

Jurisdiction over great ponds belonging to the Commonwealth was conferred 
upon the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners by chapter 318, Acts of 
1888. This act applies to ponds containing in their natural state ten or more 
acres of land. Authority to sell and convey or lease, subject to the approval 
of the Governor and Council, any of the islands owned by the State in great 
ponds was later given by chapter 379, Acts of 1904, now section 2, chapter 91, 
General Laws. 

During the year the Division has considered matters relating to : Baddacook 
Pond, Groton; Boot Pond, Plymouth; Cedar Pond, Carver; Crystal Lake, 
Newton; Eel Pond, Edgartown; Fort Pond, Lancaster; Furnace Pond, Pem- 
broke; Great South Pond, Plymouth; Grass Pond, Harwich; Kendall Pond, 
Gardner; Lake Chaubunagungamaug, Webster; Lake Massapoag, Sharon; 
Lake Quinsigamond, Shrewsbury; Lake Winthrop, Holliston; Little Pond, 
Sherborn; Little South Pond, Plymouth; Martin's Pond, North Reading; Mas- 
cuppic or Tyng's Pond, Dracut; Oldham Pond, Pembroke; Oyster Pond, Fal- 
mouth; Pleasant Pond, Hamilton and Wenham; Salt Pond, Falmouth; Sey- 
mour's Pond, Brewster and Harwich; Silver Lake, Athol; South Pond, Savoy; 
Spy Pond, Arlington; Walker's or Buck's Pond, Harwich. 



P.D. 54 67 

A list of the lakes and ponds of the State with areas of ten or more acres, 

given by counties, is printed in the report of the Commission on Waterways 

and Public Lands on "Water Resources of Massachusetts, 1918." 

A survey was made during the year of Sesachacha Pond, Nantucket. The 

area surveyed was 278.7 acres (natural area 278.7 acres) ; the maximum depth 

was 17.1 feet. 

Amount expended during the year, $80.59. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1926, 

$10,755.11. 

Access to Great Ponds. 

Two petitions relative to public access to great ponds were filed during the 
year in accordance with the provisions of chapter 453, Acts of 1923. 

On Mar. 18 and Mar. 25, 1926, the joint board gave public hearings upon 
the petition of ten citizens of the Commonwealth representing that public 
necessity requires a right of way for public access to South Pond, Savoy. 
Upon consideration of all the evidence the board has concluded that no right 
of way for public access to this pond exists and that public convenience and 
necessity do not require that such right of way be established. A special report 
embodying this conclusion is to be made to the Legislature. 

A special report is to be made to the Legislature in December upon the 
petition filed last year regarding a right of way for public access to Island 
Creek Pond, Duxbury. 

A special report has been made to the Legislature relative to acquiring a 
right of way for public access to Little Pond, Sherborn. This report concludes : 

"Upon the consideration of all the evidence, the board finds that it appears 
that no right of way for public access to this pond exists, and that public 
convenience and necessity do not require that such right of way be established." 

A petition regarding a right of way for public access to Walker's Pond, 
locally known as Buck's Pond, in the town of Harwich, has been received and 
is to be given public hearing upon Dec. 2, 1926. No further action has been 
taken. 

Expenditures under the provisions of chapter 453, Acts of 1923, are included 
in the amounts given under Great Ponds. 

Province Lands. 

The territory belonging to the Commonwealth known as the Province Lands 
at Provincetown comprises about 3,290 acres lying northerly and westerly of 
a line described in chapter 470, Acts of 1893. By the terms of this act the 
Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners was given general care and super- 
vision of this area. 

Reclamation work under the direction of a superintendent has been carried 
on since 1894. To check the movement of the sand the barren dunes are first 
covered with brush or planted with beach grass. The grass is pulled in bunches 
about two inches thick and transplanted in rows about 4 feet apart and 6 
inches deep. The transplanted grass lives between three and four years. This 
work is followed and reinforced by the transplanting of trees and shrubs. 

During the year work on these lands has been continued in accordance with 
these methods. Thirty acres of sand dunes have been covered with brush and 
15 acres of bayberry transplanted. In addition 18,000 native pines on the sod 
have been transplanted and 120,000 seedlings planted. 

The sum of $223.59 has been paid into the State Treasury during the year 
from licenses issued for cultivating and picking cranberries on the bogs and 
for mowing meadows and from permits for occupying certain areas on these 
lands. Amount expended during the vear, $4,998.77. Total expenditure to 
Dec. 1, 1926, $111,211.33. 

State Boundaries. 

During the perambulation of the State boundaries made in 1925 undor 
the provisions of section 4, chapter 1, General Laws, repairs to certain monu- 



68 P.D. 54 

ments were found necessary and some cutting of brush and trees along a part 
of the Massachusetts-New York line. 

In 1926 three monuments were added to those upon the Massachusetts- 
Vermont line. Repairs have been made to one bound on the Massachusetts- 
Rhode Island line, to one on the Massachusetts-Connecticut line, and to two 
bounds on the Massachusetts-New York line. 

Under an agreement with the State of New York to pay one-half the cost 
of the work, trees and brush were cut and cleared from locations badly over- 
grown upon seven miles of the Massachusetts-New York line. 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams. 

By chapter 359, Acts of 1909, chapter 564, Acts of 1912, and chapter 84, 
Resolves of 1917, co-operation was established between the Commonwealth and 
the Water Resources Branch of the United States Geological Survey, whereby 
results of work relating to the gauging of streams within the Commonwealth and 
other work of a similar character carried on by the said survey have been 
obtained for use by the Division, said data being available for other Depart- 
ments of the Commonwealth. 

Toward the cost of this work the Department has paid during the vear, 
$4,000.01. 

Topographical Map of Massachusetts, Town Boundary Atlases of the 
Boundary Lines of Cities and Towns, and other Maps. 

Under authority of section 33, chapter 91, General Laws, as amended by 
section 2, chapter 57, Acts of 1923, and under previous laws, 4,666 sections of 
the topographical map of Massachusetts, 20 maps of Massachusetts, dated 1917, 
39 maps of Boston Inner Harbor, edition of 1923, 4 maps of the Province 
Lands at Provincetown and 8 atlases of the boundary lines of cities and towns 
have been sold during the year ending Nov. 30, 1926, for which $740 was 
received and paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth. 

No town boundary atlases were distributed during the vear under authority 
of chapter 360, Acts of 1900, as amended by chapter 484/ Acts of 1909. 

Re-establishment of Certain Triangulation Stations. 

B3- section 33, chapter 91, General Laws, the Division is authorized to make 
such surveys and to do such other work as may be required by any order of 
the Land Court, to re-establish and permanently mark certain triangulation 
points and stations previously established in connection with the topographical 
survey of the Commonwealth and the town boundary survey, which have been 
lost or destroyed, and to obtain the geographical position of such new points 
and stations as may be required from time to time by the Court. 

During the year the locations of the following new triangulation stations 
were determined and permanently marked on the ground and the geographical 
positions furnished to the Land Court: 5 stations in Mashpee; 4 stations in 
Barnstable; and one station in Edgartown. 

In addition the following triangulation stations were determined and town 
boundary stations located : 22 triangulation stations in Brookfield and East 
Brookfield; 6 town bounds on the Brookfield-East Brookfield boundary line; 
one town bound on the Halifax-Pembroke boundary line ; one town bound set at 
the corner of Adams, Florida and Savoy. 

Amount expended during the year, $560.71. 

Licenses and Permits. 

During the year 124 licenses were granted for work to be done in tide waters, 
great ponds, Connecticut River and Merrimack River, and 108 permits for 
miscellaneous purposes. The Division also approved 87 permits granted by 
cities and towns for the construction and maintenance of fish weirs in tide 
water. 



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C9 



RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION. 
Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 



Term of Licenses for Structures in the Tide Waters of Boston Harbor. 
Under section 15 of chapter 91 of the General Laws the term for which 
work proposed in Boston Harbor shall be valid is not definitely fixed; therefore 
it is recommended that licenses issued for work in Boston Harbor be given the 
same term which they carried previous to 1921. 

special reports to the legislature. 

Opportunities for access by the public to beaches and other points on the 
seashore. — Report made Dec. 15, 1925, by a special Commission consisting 
of the Commissioner of Public Works, the Commissioner of Public Safety 
and the Commissioner of Conservation, under chapter 26, Resolves of 1925. 
(Senate 25 of 1926.) 

Establishment of a Free Port within the Port of Boston. — Report made 
Dec. 15, 1925, by the Department of Public Works, under chapter 24, Resolves 
of 1925. (Senate 30 of 1926.) 

Publication and distribution of lists of names of owners and operators of 
motor vehicles. — Report made Dec. 15, 1925, by the Division of Highways, 
under chapter 34, Resolves of 1925. (House 308 of 1926.) 

APPENDIX. 

Receipts during Fiscal Year 1926. 

Port of Boston Fund 
Rent under leases and permits . 
Use of Commonwealth Pier 5 . 
Use of Commonwealth Pier 1 . 
Use of Hayward's Creek Property 
Use of other property . 
Inspection of dumping, Boston Harbor 
Dumping at Receiving Basins, Boston Harbor 
License charges, Boston Harbor (tide water assess 

ments) .... 

Sale of Boston Harbor Maps 
Pay Station receipts . 
Sale of land, South Boston . 
Sale of gravel dredged . 



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Inspection of dumping, outside Boston Harbor '. $2,894 67 
License charges, outside Boston Harbor 

Commonwealth's tide land 2,782 55 

Tide water assessments 11 50 

Use of islands in Great Ponds, etc. . . . 575 00 
Sale of Massachusetts atlas sheets and miscel- 
laneous maps 835 75 

Sale of contract specifications and plans ... 95 00 

Certified copying charges 151 00 

Reimbursement a/c Salem Survey .... 66 78 

Use of Province Lands 223 59 

Use of New Bedford State Pier .... 3,064 63 

Interest on Bank Accounts 173 20 



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Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors and 
Channels within Boston Harbor, under the Direction of the De- 
partment of Public Works, Division of Waterways and Public Lands, 
and its Predecessors, from 1893 to 1926, Inclusive. 

Contributions by 

Locality and Character of Work. 

Cottage Park Channel, Winthrop, Dredging 
Dorchester, easterly shore, Dredging and survey 
Harbor View, Boston, Dredging . 
Hingham Harbor, Dredging .... 
Hough's Neck Channel, Quincy, Dredging . 
Island End River, Everett, Survey . 
Jeffries Point Channel, Dredging . 
Mystic River (near Lawrence & Wiggin's Wharf) 

Dredging 

Neponset River, Dredging .... 
Old Harbor Cove, Dredging .... 
Orient Heights Channels, Dredging 
Pemberton Point, Hull, Breakwater 
Pleasant Park Yacht Club Channel, Dredging 
Point Allerton, Hull, Sea wall .... 

Point Shirley, Dredging 

Quincy Bay, Dredging 

Shirley Gut, Boston and Winthrop, Dredging 
South Boston, Southerly Shore, Dredging . 
Stony Beach, Hull, Sea wall .... 
Town River, Quincy, Survey .... 
Weir River, Hull, Dredging .... 
Wessagussett Channel, Dredging 
Weymouth Fore River, Dredging . 
Winthrop Harbor Channels, Dredging . 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from Dec. 1, 
1925, to Nov. 30, 1926, under Chapter 91 of the General Laws. 
Location and Character of Work. Contributions. Expenditures. 

Allen's Harbor, Harwich, Timber jetties 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, Dredging 

Cape Poge, Edgartown, Cut through beach 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, Dredging . 

Great Ponds, Survey 

Herring River, Harwich, Survey . 

Ipswich River, Ipswich, Removing boulders 

Improvement of Rivers and Harbors, General 
expenses 

Lynn Harbor, Lynn, Survey . 

Nantucket, Survey of Sesachaeha Pond 

Oak Bluffs, Sea wall, jetties, riprap and removal 
of boulders 

Ocean Grove, Swansea, Survey 

Rockport Harbor, Roekport, Dredging 

Salem Harbor, Salem, Survey . 

Scituate Harbor, Scituate, Dredging 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester, Dredging 

Third Cliff, Scituate, Shore protection 

West Falmouth Harbor, Breakwater and Dredging 



Municipality 


Total 


or Others. 


Expenditure. 


$1,000 00 


$22,012 08 


1,000 00 


84,990 17 


- 


146 00 


6,500 00 


41,595 12 


3,500 00 


29,317 16 


— 


264 10 


- 


2,961 90 


i 


5,927 70 


10,000 00 


101,531 09 


— 


9,821 69 


- 


45,323 67 


60,000 00 


90,316 48 


- 


3,154 92 


50,000 00 


25,897 31 


— 


3,713 37 


3,000 00 


54,416 37 


- 


2,110 96 


— 


129,542 08 


— 


12,000 60 


- 


865 84 


25,000 00 


130,963 51 


- 


815 20 


- 


32,759 20 


1,700 00 


39,783 58 


$161,700 00 


$870,230 10 



$7,627 50 


$5,622 72 


3,250 00 


12,869 61 


16,500 00 


36,767 73 


800 00 


16,929 06 


- 


33 42 


- 


37 00 




287 38 


L 


1,889 79 


— 


5 25 




110 66 


L 


27,606 69 


- 


143 23 


- 


1,638 39 


- 


19 35 


- 


3,016 96 


3,875 00 


8,160 86 


- 


676 95 


f 8,000 00 


17,284 50 


$40,052 50 


$133,099 55 



72 P.D. 54 

Expenditures and Contributions from 1893 to 1926, Inclusive, for River 
and Harbor Work, under the Direction of the Department of Public 
Works, Division of Waterways and Public Lands, and its Predeces- 
sors (Excepting Boston Harbor). 

Contributions by 
Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work. or Others. Expenditure. 

Acushnet River, Inspection and dredging . . - $119,613 49 

Allen's Harbor, Harwich, Surveys and jetties . $7,627 50 5,924 72 

Allen's Pond, Dartmouth, Survey .... - 195 95 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, Dredging, removing 

ledges and riprap . 6,250 00 141,958 21 

Apponagansett Harbor and River, Dartmouth, 

Survey, dredging and stone breakwater . . - 55,786 05 

Barnstable Harbor, Barnstable, Survey and dredg- 
ing 1,500 00 18,554 64 

Bass River, Beverly, Dredging .... 55,535 75 81,075 56 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, Jetties, dredg- 
ing and survey ' . . 2,500 00 115,390 70 

Beach Street, Scituate, Wall and jetties. See 
Scituate. 

Beverly Harbor, Dredging - 50,000 00 * 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, Sea wall .... 3,701 15 18,178 75 

Buck's Creek, Chatham, Jetties, survey and dredg- 
ing 2,500 00 39,719 69 

Buzzards Bay, Falmouth, Survey . - 166 11 

Cape Poge, Edgartown, Cut through beach . . 16,500 00 36,767 73 

Cataumet Harbor. See Megansett Harbor. 

Cedar Point, Scituate, Wall and breakwater. See 

Scituate. .: 

Centerville River, Barnstable, Dredging . . 1,500 00 7,603 22 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, Breakwater and dredg- 
ing 26,491 88 83,163 23 

Concord River, Billerica, Removing boulders . 150 00 1,664 59 

Connecticut River, Investigation of navigation and 
surveys ~~ 7,074 62 

Connecticut River, Agawam, Protective work . - 18,814 42 

Connecticut River, Chicopee, Survey, wall and 
riprap 640 00 25,789 02 

Connecticut River, Hadley, Protective work and 

diversion wall 5,000 00 112,552 48 

Connecticut River, Hatfield, Dikes and riprap . 1,000 00 14,952 57 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, Marking and lighting 

old piers ~ ^A 95 32 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, Dredging and pro- 
tective work 1,991 29 9,253 27 

Connecticut River, Northampton, Protective work - 1,524 20 

Connecticut River, Northfield, Riprap ... - 3,662 28 

Connecticut River, South Hadley, Wall . . . 1,000 00 7,379 58 

Connecticut River, Springfield and West Spring- g 

field, Protective work - 12,510 08 

Conservation of Waters, Investigation ... - 55,764 63 

Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable, Dredging and survey 8,183 38 68,779 97 

Cuttyhunk Harbor, Gosnold, Jetties and dredging 9,000 00 70,754 18 

Deacon's Pond Harbor, Falmouth. See Falmouth 
Inner Harbor. 

i $50,000 expended by U. S. Government. 

2 From 1888, inclusive. 

3 From 1891, inclusive. 



P.D. 54 , 73 

Expenditures and Contributions, etc. — Continued. 

Contributions by 
Municipality Total 
Locality and Character of Work. or Others. Expenditure. 
Duxbury Bay and Harbor, Dredging . . . $2,000 00 $42,602 29 
East Bay, Osterville, Jetties, dredging and remov- 
ing scows . . 10,000 00 70,924 23 

Edgartown Harbor, Survey and cut in beach . 300 00 3,444 18 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth, Dredging ... . 18,520 28 

Essex County Beaches, Survey .... - 1,000 00 

Essex River, Dredging - 76,304 33 * 

Fall River Harbor, Improvement .... - 1,130 18 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, Sea wall . . . 14,222 54 53,858 08 

Falmouth Inner Harbor, Dredging, jetties and wall 14,000 00 112,802 04 
First and Second Cliffs, Scituate, Wall and riprap. 

See Scituate. 

Fresh Water Cove, Gloucester, Dredging . . 3,300 00 17,477 53 
Glades, North Scituate, Filling and riprap. See 

Scituate. 
Gloucester, Western Avenue, Sea wall . . . 35,000 00 60,000 00 
Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, Dredging and re- 
moving ledges 7,500 00 118,994 65 

Great Ponds, Survey - 10,755 11 

Green Harbor, Marshfield, Jetties, dredging and 

survey - 76,466 85 

Gun Rock Point, Hull, Breakwater . . . 10,000 00 65,668 52 

Harbor Cove, Gloucester, Survey and dredging . 866 00 19,394 73 

Herring Creek, Scituate, Survey .... - 253 76 

Herring River, Harwich, Jetties and dredging . 2,500 00 57,029 16 

Herring River, Wellfleet, Dikes and ditches . . 10,000 00 32,917 86 

Housatonic River, Sheffield, Survey ... - 2,011 29 

Hull, Sea walls and survey 8,882 06 37,906 21 

Humarock Beach, Scituate, Survey, wall and jet- 
ties. See Scituate. 
Hyannisport, Barnstable, Survey and breakwater 2,500 00 65,017 76 
Improvement of Rivers and Harbors, General ex- 
penses - 26,062 86 

Ipswich River, Ipswich, Jetty, wall, riprap and 

dredging 3,800 00 58,989 55 

King's Beach, Swampscott, Removal of obstruction - 166 41 
Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, Jetties and dredging . 5,000 00 75,531 24 
Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, Investigation . - 345 32 
Lewis Bay, Barnstable, Survey and dredging . - 28,963 21 
Little Harbor, Marblehead, Dredging . . . 2,500 00 11,166 16 
Little River, Gloucester, Survey .... - 862 93 
Lobster Cove, Gloucester, Dredging . . . 1,500 00 50,239 86 
Lynn Harbor, Anchorage Basin, Survey and dredg- 
ing "... 5,200 00 121,609 22 

Lynn Harbor and Saugus River, Dredging and 

filling 37,500 00 163,431 53 

Manchester Harbor, Survey, jetties and dredging 57,000 00 135,926 28 

Mattapoisett Harbor, Survey - 255 48 

Megansett Harbor, Dredging 12,730 00 52,116 66 

Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head, Jetties, 

dredging and sea wall 700 00 94,003 89 

Merrimack River, Investigation and survey . . - 1,208 50 

Mill River, Gloucester, Survey and dredging . 300 00 24,899 59 

1 $5,000 expended by U. S. Government. 



5,500 00 28,529 62 

110 66 

5,000 00 58,982 52 

2,000 00 10,671 24 



74 P.D. 54 

Expenditures and Contributions, etc. — Continued. 

Contributions by 

Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work. or Others. Expenditure. 

Mitchell's River, Chatham, Survey and dredging $6,000 00 $23,113 92 

Nahant, Survey 82 15 

Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, Dredging 
Nantucket, Survey of Sesachacha Pond . 
Nantucket Harbor, Dredging .... 
Nauset Harbor and Town Cove, Dredging . 

New Bedford Harbor, Dredging .... 18,856 57 
New Bedford State Pier, Pier shed and dredging 13,446 74 x 494,133 33 
New Bedford State Pier, Operation and mainte- 
nance - 38,467 55 

Newburyport Harbor, Survey .... - 115 97 
Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis, Breakwater, dredging 

and riprap 1,200 00 39,778 84 

North River, Marshfield, Surveys and removing 

rocks 1,800 00 8,658 75 

North River, Salem, Survey - 704 52 

North Scituate, Spur jetties. See Scituate. 

Oak Bluffs, Removing rocks - 594 95 

Oak Bluffs, Sea wall 27,500 00 90,280 74 

Ocean Grove, Swansea, Survey .... - 143 23 

Onset Bay, Wareham, Survey and dredging . . 1,000 00 15,295 89 

Orleans, Survey - 104 18 

Palmer's Pond, Falmouth, Survey .... - 358 76 
Pamet River, Truro, Survev, dredging and repair- 
ing jetties 1,200 00 198,010 32 

Paskamansett River, Dartmouth, Dredging and 

jetty - 5,227 68 

Penikese Island, Gosnold, Pile wharf and survey . - 5,192 95 

Pines River, Revere and Saugus, Survey . . - 904 80 

Pleasant Bay, Chatham, Dredging .... 600 00 2,364 33 
Plum Island River, Newbury and Newburyport, 

Survey . - 983 31 

Plymouth Harbor, Dredging and removing old 

piling 71,794 55 282,632 13 

Plymouth Memorial Park, Maintenance ... - 13,594 62 
Popponnessett Bay, Barnstable and Mashpee, 

Dredging 46,252 33 

Powow River, Amesbury, Dredging channel and 

riprapping wall - 502 94 

Province Lands, Provincetown, Reclamation . - 111,211 33 

Provincetown Harbor, Shore protection . . - 28,039 08 

Quansett Harbor, Orleans, Survey and dredging . 500 00 2,194 50 

Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, Removing pier . . - 275 00 

Revere, Stone breakwater - 60,397 93 

Rock Harbor, Orleans, Dredging .... 400 00 12,492 71 

Rockport Harbor, Dredging and removing rocks . - 15,555 58 

Salem Harbor, Survey - 1,509 92 

Salt Pond River, Eastham, Survey .... - 210 11 

Salter's Point, Dartmouth, Breakwater . . . 4,500 00 42,939 57 
Sand Hills, Scituate, Wall and jetties. See 

Scituate. 
Sandwich Harbor, Dredging channel, riprap and 

jetties 80,579 84 

i Paid by surety company. 

2 $57,000 expended under direction of U. S. Government. 



P.D. 54 75 

Expenditures and Contributions, etc. — Concluded. 

Contributions by 

Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work. or Others. Expenditure. 
Saugus River, Lynn and Saugus, Survey and 

dredging $2,000 00 $20,845 17 

Scituate, shore protection: 

Beach Street, Scituate 17,333 52 34,782 50 

Cedar Point, Scituate . ' 21,446 64 37,305 40 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate . . . 2,297 92 13,053 52 

Glades, Scituate 12,250 78 27,619 58 

Huniarock Beach, Scituate 37,816 38 56,960 63 

North Scituate — Surfside 1,757 60 16,261 31 

Sand Hills, Scituate 4,511 26 12,624 06 

Third Cliff, Scituate 75,193 10 120,705 12 

Scituate Harbor, Dredging 13,300 00 125,057 83 

Scorton Harbor, Sandwich, Jetty and dredging . 500 00 17,774 34 

Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, Jetty 1,500 00 24,555 10 

Shirley Gut, Survey - 97 05 

Sippican Harbor, Marion, Survey .... - 7 17 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester, Survey and dredging . 3,875 00 13,466 16 

South River, Salem, Dredging 3,000 00 13,462 QQ 

South Watuppa Pond, Fall River, Fenders and 

excavation - 203 42 

Stage Harbor, Chatham, Dikes and survey . . - 10,803 01 

Taunton-Broekton Waterway, Investigation . . - 5,278 18 

Taunton River, Survey and dredging . . . 12,500 00 28,697 18 

Taunton River-Boston Harbor Canal, Survey . - 9,932 75 

Taunton River-Massachusetts Bay Canal, Survey - 11,786 71 
Third Cliff, Scituate, Riprap and survey. See 

Scituate. 

Vineyard Haven Harbor, Repairing sea wall . 2,380 50 11,945 01 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisbury, Breakwater and 

dredging . 1,000 00 45,518 25 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, Breakwater, wall and 

bulkhead 2,000 00 55,453 46 

Wareham River, Survey and dredging . . . 5,000 00 42,567 93 

Warren's Cove, Plymouth, Sea wall and survey . 9,713 98 25,083 02 

Watch Hill, Chatham, Survey and riprap . . - 14,968 75 

Wellfleet Harbor, Survey and dredging . . . 1,500 00 17,600 29 
West Bay, Barnstable and Osterville, Jetties and 

dredging 10,000 00 88,690 61 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth, Dredging and 

breakwater 11,473 75 53,586 58 

West Harwich, Survey 3,000 00 11,692 65 

Westfield River, Westfield, Survey and jetties . - 6,037 29 

Westport Harbor, Jetty extension .... - 19,025 07 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth, Jetty and dredging . 5,000 00 36,137 71 

Winthrop Shore, Sea walls and protective work . 3,000 00 20,087 02 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, Jetties and dredging 1,000 00 47,956 54 

Woods Hole, Great Harbor, Falmouth, Dredging . 1,500 00 6,968 86 

Wrecks, Removal from tidewater .... - 9,313 72 

Yarmouthport Harbor, Survey 7,000 00 95,977 37 

$813,663.27 $5,925,970 34 

Federal Appropriations and Expenditures. 

Federal appropriations and expenditures for improvement of rivers and 
harbors in Massachusetts from the establishment of the government to the 



76 P.D. 54 

close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1020, are shown in the following tables, 
furnished by the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army: — 



Table Xo. 1. — Localities at Present under Improvement. 

[Compiled from the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers, U. S. 
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1926.] 

Locality. Expenditures. 

Xewburyport Harbor $500,900 00 



Army, 



Boston Harbor 

Beverly Harbor 

Mystic Eiver . 

Weymouth Fore River 

Plymouth Harbor 

Pollock Rip Shoals, Nantucket Sound 

Harbor of Refuge, at Nantucket 

New Bedford and Fairhaven Harbor 

Fall River Harbor .... 

Taunton River 



12.793.072 20 
127.553 42 
306.6S4 S4 
022.556 81 
368,433 68 
1.184.426 70 
632.280 83 
S97.666 95 
410,5S9 41 
204.305 90 



Appropriations. 

$500,900 00 

13,189,827 58 
245,090 41 ' 
330,684 84 
633,750 00 " 
420,459 80 2 
1,240,000 00 
633.473 50 
899,610 00 
412,411 49 
204,689 18 

Total $18,048,470 74 $18,710,896 80 

Table Xo. 2. — Localities in which JVork is not now in Progress. 

[Compiled from data furnished by the United States Treasury Department and 
the Chief of Engineers, IT. S. Army.] 

Locality. Expenditures. Appropriations. 

Merrimack River $404,466 72 $404,466 72 

Gloucester Harbor 538,183 00 538,183 00 

Salem Harbor 71.368 66 71.368 66 

Lvnn Harbor 471,637 00 471.637 00 

Maiden River 149,950 00 149,950 00 

Dorchester Bav and Xeponset River . . 95,008 00 95.008 00 

Weymouth Back River 27.000 00 27.000 00 

Provineetown Harbor 34S.062 72 348.062 72 

Sandy Bav, Cape Ann, harbor of refuse . 1.941,478 00 1,941.478 00 

Bass 'River 20.150 34 20,150 41 

Buzzards Bav Harbor 2,500 00 2.500 00 

Canapitset Channel 5.312 54 9,800 00 

Chatham Harbor 12.171 36 13.732 79 

Cohasset Harbor 10,000 00 10,000 00 

Duxburv Harbor 37.000 00 37,000 00 

East Dennis Breakwater 7 57 1,500 00 

Edgartown Harbor 25,000 00 25.000 00 

Essex River 30.000 00 30.000 00 

Hineham Harbor 35.316 58 39.000 00 

Hvannis Harbor 221.267 07 221.267 07 

Ipswich River 5,617 91 7.500 00 

Kingston Harbor 8.940 09 10.000 00 

Little Harbor. Woods Hole .... 18,000 00 1S.000 00 

Manchester Harbor 23.9S5 57 24.300 00 

Marblehead Harbor S33 42 1.900 00 

Martha's Vineyard Harbor .... 7,000 00 7.000 00 

Powow River' 50.940 72 51.000 00 

Rockport Harbor 91.229 25 91,232 57 

Scituate Harbor 104.590 98 104.680 00 

Town River 37.577 41 37,577 41 

• 

- In addition $100,000 has been contributed by local interests. 
* In addition $108,400 has been contributed by local interests. 



P.D. 54 77 

Table Xo. 2. — Localities in which Work is not now in Progress. — Concluded. 

Locality. Expenditures. Appropriations. 

Vinevard Haven Harbor $55,387 35 $60,000 00 

Wareham Harbor 95,997 30 96,236 00 

Wellfleet Harbor 11,365 57 16,000 00 

Westport Harbor and River .... 3,000 00 3,000 00 

Winthrop Harbor 9,000 00 9,000 00 

Woods Hole Channel 343,599 92 344,000 00 

Total $5,315,945 05 $5,338,530 35 

Recapitulation. 

Total of Table Xo. 1 $18,048,470 74 $18,710,896 80 

Total of Table Xo. 2 5,315,945 05 5.338.530 35 

Grand total $23,364,415 79 624.049.427 15 

Expenditures ox Boston Harbor axd its Tributaries to June 30, 1926. 

[The tributaries given are those now under improvement and do not include 

tributaries heretofore improved.] 

Boston Harbor proper 1 $12,793,072 20 813.189.827 58 

Mystic River 306,684 84 330.684 84 

Total $13,099,757 04 813.520.512 42 

1 Including Chelsea Creek. 



78 P.D. 54 

Contracts made by the Department of Public Works, Division of 

November 



Con- 
tract 
No. 



Work. 



Contractor. 



Date. 



116 



123 
124 



Oak Bluffs, concrete sea -wall and timber 

jetties. 



Viaduct and Ramp. South Boston, 

painting. 
Point Allerton, Hull, sea wall 



Waquoit Breakwater, repairs 

Oak Bluffs, riprap 

Cohasset Harbor, dredging . 

Commonwealth Pier 5, office building 
Menamsha, riprap in front of sea wall 
East Boston. Pier 1, bulkhead 

East Boston, Pier 1, fences . 

Anchor St., So. Boston, repaving . 
Plymouth State Pier, repairs 

West Falmouth, breakwater 



smiths Cove and IpswichBay, Gloucester, 
dredging. Rockport Harbor, removal 
of boulders. 



Commonwealth Pier, 5. South Boston, 

electric brakes on elevators. 
Falmouth Inner Harbor, dredging 



Commonwealth Pier 5. South Boston, 

repairing timber platforms. 
Cape Poge, Edgartown, entrance channel 



Allen'e Harbor, Harwich, timber jetties . 



Guiney & Hanson Construction Co 



Steves Lacios Company 
Bradford Weston 



William E. Burke 



William E. Burke 

Bay State Dredging & Contracting 
Co. 

George W. Nicoll Co.. Inc. . 

William E. Burke 

Bav State Dredging & Contracting 
Co. 

W. H. Ellis & Son Co. 

J. J. McCarthy & Co. 
William L. Miller 

William L, Miller 



Bav State Dredging & Contracting 
Co. 



Geo. T. McLauthlin Co. 
William E. Burke 

W. H. Ellis & Son Co. 

Bav State Dredging & Contracting 

Co. 



Starbuck and Thomas 



June 11, 1925 



Sept. 10, 1925 
Sept. 8, 1926 



Oct. 1, 1925 

Oct. 1, 1925 

Oct. 9, 1925 

Nov. 6, 1925 
Nov. 19, 1925 
Mar. 18, 1926 

Apr. 6, 1926 

May 6, 1926 
May 19, 1926 

June 24, 1926 
May 27, 1926 



June 16, 1926 

June 16, 1926 

July 2, 1926 

July 22, 1926 



Aug. 30, 1926 



P.D. 54 79 

Waterways and Public Lands, and in Force during the Year ending 
30, 1926. 



Condition of 
Work. 



Completed 
Feb. 17, 1926 



Completed 
Apr. 28, 1926 
In progress 



Contract Prices. 



Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1926. 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1926. 



Estimated 
Amount of 
Contract. 



Completed 
Oct. 22, 1926 



Completed 
Sept. 7, 1926 

Completed 
May 1, 1926 

Completed 
Jan. 28, 1926 
Completed 
Apr. 3, 1926 
Completed 
May 5, 1926 

Completed 
Nov. 17, 1926 
No work begun 
Completed 
July 27, 1926 
Completed 
Oct. 5, 1926 

Smith's Cove 
Completed 
Aug. 7, 1926 



Ipswich Bay 
Completed 
July 21, 1926 
Rockport Harbor 
Completed 
July 13, 1926 
Completed 
Sept. 30, 1926 
Completed 
Aug. 10, 1926 



Completed 
Nov. 4, 1926 
Completed 
Oct. 13, 1926 



In progress 



For furnishing materials and constructing 
concrete wall and steps, $19.25 per cubic 
yard of concrete measured in completed 
work. For furnishing materials and con- 
structing timber spur jetties, $8.50 for each 
linear foot measured in place. For ex- 
cavating material from bank back of wall 
and placing as filling back of wall, 75 cents 
per cubic yard of material measured in place. 

Lump sum of $8,400 ..... 

For furnishing materials and building wall, $15 
per cubic yard of concrete measured in com- 
pleted work. 

For furnishing and placing stone riprap, $4.75 
per linear foot of wall. 

For furnishing and placing filling back of wall, 
$2.00 per cubic yard of fill. 

For furnishing and placing reinforcing steel 
and steel dowels, 4 cents per pound of steel 
placed. 

For furnishing and placing one and one- 
quarter inch eye bolts, $3.00 per bolt placed. 

For furnishing and placing granite quarry 
grout in a beacon at the end of breakwater, 
$6.95 for each ton in place in completed 
work. 

For furnishing and placing granite quarry 
grout, S6.95 for each ton in place in com- 
pleted work. 

For dredging, 493^ cents per cubic yard, meas- 
ured in scows. For removing boulders, 
$18 per cubic yard. 

Lump sum of $8,400 ..... 

For furnishing and placing stone chips and 
riprap, $9.89 for each ton of 2,000 pounds. 

For building bulkhead complete, $49 for each 
linear foot of completed bulkhead. 

For piles, $38 for each pile driven. 

Lump sum of $2,343 ..... 

Unit prices ...... 

Lump sum of $3,176 ..... 

For furnishing materials and building pile and 
timber breakwater, $37 per linear foot of 
main breakwater complete in place. 

For dredging in Smith's Cove, 42 cents perl 
cubic yard, scow measurement. 

Far removal of boulders in Smith's Cove and l 
Ipswich Bay, $18 per cubic yard. J 

For dredging channel in Ipswich Bay, 57 cents 
per cubic yard, scow measurement. 

For removing boulders in entrance channel to 
Rockport Harbor, $105 per cubic yard. 

Lump sum of $2,925 ..... 

For dredging, 45 cents per cubic yard, scow 

measurement. 
For removing boulders, $15 per cubic yard. 
For dredging from area west of west jetty, 

lump sum of $150. 
Unit prices ...... 

For dredging, 62 cents per cubic yard, scow 

measurement. 
For removing boulders, $18 per cubic yard. 
For furnishing and placing granite riprap and 

chips in the jetties, $5.70 per ton of 2,000 

pounds. 
For furnishing and placing granite chips as rip- 
rap on the channel slopes, $6.00 per ton of 

2,000 pounds. 
For furnishing materials and building pile and 

timber jetties, $19.65 per linear foot of 

jetty in place. 



$22,257 02 



4,116 00 
23,590 90 



1,229 35 

2,678 70 

16,273 98 

7,186 20 

10,912 52 

5,471 00 

1,991 55 



$44,755 46 



14,874 00 

7,814 76 

11,884 50 

1,570 80 

2,925 00 
2,987 25 

5,197 24 
35,123 48 



8,400 00 
23,590 90 



1,229 35 

2,678 70 

16,273 98 

8,400 00 

10,912 52 

5,471 00 

1,991 55 



3,176 00 3,176 00 



5,010 75 



14,874 00 



$45,663 00 



21,270 06 



2,925 00 
2,987 25 

5,197 24 
35,123 48 



5,010 75 



8,400 00 
67,588 00 



2,000 00 

5,560 00 

12,000 00 

8,400 00 
9,500 00 
5,525 00 

2,343 00 

1,163 00 
3,176 00 

14,874 00 



22,515 00 



2,925 00 
3,075 00 

6,422 00 
33,000 00 



13,755 00 



80 P.D. 54 

Contracts made by the Department of Public Works, Division of 

November 



Con- 
tract 


Work. 


Contractor. 


Date. 


No. 








142 


Mystic River, dredging 


Bay State Dredging & Contracting 
Co. 


Sept. 17, 1926 


143 


Provincetown Shore Protection 


J. W. Nickerson 


Oct. 1, 1926 


144 
145 

146 


Commonwealth Pier No. 5, South Boston, 
painting offices, corridors, etc. 

Dredging between wharves of Common- 
wealth known as Staples Coal Co. and 
Metropolitan Coal Co. Wharves. 

Dredging shoal westerly of Anchorage 
Basin, East Boston. 


Maurice M. Devine . 

Bay State Dredging & Contracting 
Co. 

Eugene Breymann 


Sept. 30, 1926 
Oct. 7, 1926 

Oct. 25, 1926 


147 


Commonwealth Pier No. 5, South Boston, 
additional drainage for concourse. 


Joseph P. O'Hearn 


Oct. 25, 1926 






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Waterways and Public Lands, and in Force during the Year ending 
30, 1926 — Concluded. 



Condition of 
Work. 


Contract Prices. 


Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1926. 


Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1926. 


Estimated 
Amount of 
Contract. 


Completed 


For dredging, 48 cents per cubic yard scow 


$13,666 78 


$13,666 78 


$10,580 00 


Nov. 2, 1926 


measurement. 
For remcfving boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 








In progress 


For furnishing and placing heavy stone riprap, 
$6.24 for each ton of 2,000 pounds in the 
completed work. 

For furnishing and placing stone chips in back 
of and under the heavy riprap, $6.24 for each 
ton of 2,000 pounds in the completed work. 


1,511 90 


1,511 90 


1,500 00 


In progress 


Lump sum of $2,970 ..... 


1,640 92 


1,640 92 


2,970 00 


Completed 


For dredging, 44 cents per cubic yard meas- 


3,508 49 


3,508 49 


2,658 00 


Oct. 31, 1926 


ured in scows. 
For removing boulders, $18 per cubic yard. 








Completed 


For dredging, 29.5 cents per cubic yard meas- 


9,291 29 


9,291 29 


8,860 00 


Nov. 19, 1926 


ured in scows. 
For removing boulders, $10 per cubic yard. 








In progress 


Lump sum of $2,980 ..... 






2,980 00 



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INDEX 

Department of Public Works page 

Appropriations ........... 2 

Organization, under chapter 16, General Laws ...... 1 

Personnel ............ 1 

Recommendations for Legislation .... .... 42 

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Division of Highways 

Advertising Signs and Devices within the Public View . . . . 41 

Bridges, in general .......... 25-30 

Fall River-Somerset, — over Taunton River . . . . . 31 

Newburyport-Salisbury, — over Merrimack River .... 31 

Common Carriers, Permits to use Highways • . • ■ • .41 

Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1925, to Nov. 30, 1926 44 

Contracts signed during the Year ..... 13 

Co-operative Work, Supervision of Certain Expenditures by Cities, Towns 

and Counties .......... 10 

Expenditures, Summary for the Year ....... 10 

Federal Aid in Constructing Highways ....... 22 

Allotments to Massachusetts ........ 22 

Mileage ........... 23 

Statement of Road Projects ....... 23 

General Statement as to Surveys, Plans, Estimates and other Work during 

the Year ........... 11 

Highway Improvements authorized bj^ Special Acts . . . . 21 

Expenditures during the Year in the Five Western Counties . . 22 
Interstate Highway Routes and Signs . . . . . . .41 

Maps, sale of ........... 42 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings ........ 10 

Public Ways, exclusive of State Highways, in certain Towns ... 36 

Allotments or Contributions by the State and Towns ... .36 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns ..... 39 

Towns where Work has been contracted for .... . 36 

Southern Route ........... 22 

State Highways . . . . . . . . . . 11, 12 

Construction and Reconstruction . . . . . . . 13 

Contracts entered into for Work in Various Municipalities . . 13 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities ... 19 

Contracts for Reconstruction in anticipation of an appropriation . 40 

Maintenance and Repair . . ..... 20 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities ... 20 

Permits issued for Opening or Occupying State Highways . . . 12 

Petitions received during the Year . . . . . . . 10, 12 

Regulation of Traffic during Winter of 1925-26 .... 40 

Resurfacing and Widening . . . . . . . .12 

Through wav (Newburyport Turnpike) . . . . . .41 

Trees 12 

Town and County Ways 31 

Allotments or Contributions by the State, Towns and Counties . . 31 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns ..... 34 
Towns where Work has been contracted for . . . . .31 
Type of Road and Length contracted for . . . . . .31 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 

Accident Report Letters 49 

Aircraft Registrations ....... ... 52 

Analysis of Court Abstracts received 49 

Brakes ............ 52 



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Registrations to 



General 



es 



Deaths 



Branch Offices ...... 

Comparative Statement for 1925 and 1926 
Comparative Statement showing Ratio of Yearly 

and Injuries; and Suspensions, etc. 
Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators . 
Examinations for Licenses .... 

Expenditures for 1926 ..... 

Headlighting . . . ... 

Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 
Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions 

Number of Children killed and injured 

Number of Collisions .... 

Number of Persons killed and injured 
Rear Lamps ...... 

Registrations, Licenses, Fees 

Analysis of Receipts 

Cost of Running the Registry of Motor Vehicles 

Court Fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver 

Motor Vehicle Fees Rebated ... 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycl 

Total Receipts credited Highway Fund, 1926 
Revocations and Suspensions for 1925-26 
Used-car Section .... 

Motor Vehicle Identification 
Engine Numbers assigned . 
Motor Vehicles stolen 
Reports .... 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands 

Allen's Harbor, Harwich 

Angle Tree Monument Reservation 

Annisquam River, Gloucester 

Beverly Harbor ..... 

Boston Harbor ..... 

Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 
Aircraft Landing Field 
Commonwealth Pier No. 1 . 
Dredging and filling . 
Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5 . 
Development of Land south of Summer Street 
Railroad yard built by the Federal Government 
Staples Coal Wharf and Metropolitan Coal Wharf 
Viaduct and Ramp ..... 

Expenditures for Development and Improvement in Boston Harbor 
^ 1859-1926, inclusive . 
Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors 

and Channels within Boston Harbor, 1893-1926, inclusive 
Grand Junction Wharves, East Boston, Dredging near 
Mystic River, Charlestown ..... 

Point Allerton Sea Wall, Hull .... 

Cape Poge Channel, Edgartown ..... 

Cohasset Harbor . . • . 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams 
Contracts made and in force during year ending Nov. 30, 1926 
Cotuit Shore Protection, Barnstable ...... 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth ........ 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from 1893 to 

Nov. 30, 1926, excepting Boston Harbor 
Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work, Dec. 1, 1925 
to Nov. 30, 1926, excepting Boston Harbor 



84 i 

Falmouth Inner Harbor . . . . . . . . 

Federal Appropriations and Expenditures in Massachusetts Rivers and 

Harbors to June 30, 1926 . 
Great Ponds ..... 
Access to : 

Island Creek Pond, Duxbury 

Little Pond, Sherborn 

South Pond, Savoy 

Walker's Pond, Harwich 
Ipswich River, Ipswich 
Licenses and Permits .... 

Menamsha Sea Wall .... 

New Bedford State Pier 
Oak Bluffs Sea Walls and Riprap . 
Plymouth, Commonwealth Property 
Port of Boston Fund .... 

Province Lands ..... 

Provincetown Shore Protection 
Provincetown Tercentenary Commission 
Receipts, 1926 ..... 

Rivers, Harbors, Tide Waters and Foreshores 
Rockport Harbor .... 

Scituate ...... 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester 

Special Reports to Legislature 

State Boundaries .... 

Topographical Map of Massachusetts, Boundary Atlases and other Maps 
Triangulation Stations, Re-establishment of Certain 
Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee . 
West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth 



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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonvjealth 

of Massachusetts. 
Pursuant to the provisions of law, the eighth annual report of the Department 
of Public Works for the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1927, is submitted. 

The organization of the Department in two divisions, as set forth in chapter 
16, General Laws, was modified during the year by chapter 297, Acts of 1927, 
which consolidated the Division of Highways and the Division of Waterways and 
Public Lands into a unified department, effective on July 23, 1927. 
Chapter 297, Acts of 1927. provided as follows: — 

"Section 1. Sections one and three of chapter sixteen of the General 
Laws are hereby repealed. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter sixteen is hereby amended by 
striking out, in the first line, the words The department' and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — There shall be a department of public works 
which, — and by striking out, in the second fine, the word 'four' and in- 
serting in place thereof the word: — two, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 2. There shall be a department of public works which shall be 
under the supervision and control of a commissioner of public works and 
two associate commissioners. Upon the expiration of the term of office 
of a commissioner or an associate co mm issioner, his successor shall be 
appointed for three years by the governor, with the advice and consent 
of the council. The commissioner shall receive such salary, not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars, and the associate commissioners such 
salaries, not exceeding six thousand dollars, as the governor and council 
may determine. ■ The commissioner and associate commissioners shall 
be allowed their actual traveling and other necessary expenses. 

Section 3. Said chapter sixteen is hereby further amended by striking 
out section four and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
4. The commissioner shall be the executive and administrative head 
of the department. He shall approve all contracts made by the depart- 
ment, and may require any of the expenditures of the department to be 
submitted to him for approval. Except as otherwise expressly provided, 
the concurrence of at least a majority of the commissioner and associate 
commissioners shall be necessary in every official act of the department. 
The co mmis sioner may appoint and remove such officials and employees 
as the work of the department may require, and fix their compensation. 
He may from time to time assign to such officials and employees such 
duties as the work of the department may require, except where especially 
assigned by law. 

Section 4. Said chapter sixteen, as amended in section six by section 
two of chapter five hundred and thirty-four of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty- two, is hereby further amended by striking out said 
section six and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 6. 
Except as otherwise provided by sections thirty-one and fifty-eight of 
chapter ninety and section sixty of chapter one hundred and forty, all 
rules and regulations within the jurisdiction of the department shall be 
drafted by the commissioner and associate commissioners and shall take 
effect when approved by them, and at such time as they shall designate. 
Said commissioner and associate commissioners shall also have power to 
make all needful rules and regulations for carrying out the provisions of 
law relating to the department. 

Section 5. As soon as may be after the effective date of this act, 
the commissioner of public works shall proceed to consolidate the 
division of highways and the division of waterways and public lands under 
the provisions of section four of chapter sixteen of the General Laws, as 
amended by this act; provided, that nothing in this act shall affect the 
tenure of office or the rights, powers, duties and obligations of the registrar 
of motor vehicles or any employees serving under him. After said 



2 P.D. 54 

effective date, all the rights, powers, duties and obligations theretofore 
conferred or imposed upon the division of highways and the division of 
waterways and public lands of the department of public works, or either 
of them, shall be exercised and performed by said department; and, 
when used in any statute, ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation, the phrase 
'division of highways' or 'division of waterways and public lands' or any 
words connoting the same shall mean the department of public works, 
unless a contrary intention clearly appears. 

Section 6. All books, papers, maps, charts, plans, records and all 
other equipment in the possession of, or used solely in connection with, 
the division of highways and the division of waterways and public lands, 
or either of them, shall, on the effective date of this act, be delivered into 
the custody of the department of public works. All petitions, hearings 
and other proceedings pending before either of said divisions or any 
officer thereof, and all prosecutions, legal or other proceedings and in- 
vestigations begun by either of said divisions and not completed at the 
time of the taking effect of this act, shall continue unabated and remain 
in full force and effect, notwithstanding the passage of this act, and may 
be completed before, by or in the name of the department of public works. 
All orders, rules and regulations made by either of said divisions or any 
officer thereof which are in effect immediately prior to the time this act 
takes effect shall remain in full force and effect until revoked or modified 
in accordance with law by said department. All contracts and obligations 
of either of said divisions, in force on said effective date, shall, notwith- 
standing the provisions of this act, remain in full force and effect and, 
after said effective date, be performed by said department. 

Section 7. After the effective date of this act, the department of 
public works shall continue as theretofore constituted, except as other- 
wise provided in this act. The present commissioner of said department, 
and the two associate commissioners last appointed prior to the passage 
of this act, shall continue to hold office in accordance with the terms of 
their appointment subject to all provisions of general law, but the tenure 
of office of any associate commissioner continuing to hold office after the 
expiration of his term shall cease and determine and his office shall 
cease to exist on said effective date. Approved April 23, 1927." 

The personnel during the year, prior to July 23, 1927, was as follows: — 
Commissioner of Public Works, William F. Williams. 

Division of Highways. 
Associate Commissioner, Frank E. Lyman. 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 
Associate Commissioner, Jesse B. Baxter. 
Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 

The clerical organization was as follows : — 

Division of Highways. 

Recording Secretary for the Division, Mary A. Riley. 

Financial Secretary for the Division, Fred Fair. 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands. 

Recording Secretary for the Division, Edna F. Townsend. 

Financial Secretary for the Division, Cora I. Allen. 

Subsequent to July 23, the personnel of the Department was as follows : — 

Commissioner of Public Works, William F. Williams. 
Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 
Associate Commissioner, Frank E. Lyman. 
Chief Highway Engineer, Arthur W. Dean. 
Highway Engineer, Franklin C. Pillsbury. 
Highway Engineer, Raymond W. Coburn. 
Highway Engineer, George H. Delano. 
Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness. 



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District Highway Engineers : 

District No. 1, George A. Curtis, — Berkshire County and the towns of 
Worthington, Middlefield and Huntington in Hampshire County, and the 
towns of Chester, Montgomery, Russell, Blandford and Tolland in Hampden 
County. 
District No. 2, H. D. Phillips, — Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties, 
with the following exceptions: three towns in Hampshire County included 
in District No. 1 and ten towns in Hampden County included in Districts 
Nos. 1 and 3. 
District No. 3, John A. Johnston, — Worcester County and the towns of 

Brimfield, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in Hampden County. 
District No. 4, F. D. Sabin, — Middlesex County. 
District No. 5, James E. Lawrence, — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 
District No. 6, H. O. Parker, — Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 
District No. 7, H. C. Holden, — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket 
Counties. 
District Waterways Engineer, for Boston Harbor, John N. Ferguson. 
District Waterways Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston Harbor, 

Francis L. Sellew. 
Secretary, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary, Fred Fair. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

Registrar, Frank A. Goodwin. 

Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 

Chief Adminstrative Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 

Chief Inspector of Motor Vehicles, Albert S. Olsson. 

A detailed report is presented herewith, covering the activities for the year of 
the Department, including also such as occurred under the previous form of organ- 
ization of the Division of Highways, Division of Waterways and Public Lands 
and the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

WILLIAM F. WILLIAMS, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
Dec. 1, 1927. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE. 

Snow removal from the main State highways of the Commonwealth. Report 
made Dec. 1, 1926; by the Division of Highways, under an order of the Senate 
adopted May 26, 1926. (Senate 3 of 1927.) 

Dredging Town River in the City of Quincy and improving the adjacent territory. 
Report made Dec. 1, 1926, by the Department of Public Works under chapter 
27, Resolves of 1926. (Senate 5 of 1927.) 

Certain alleged discriminatory wharfage charges on piers controlled by the 
Commonwealth. Report made Dec. 1, 1926, by the Department of Public Works, 
under chapter 28, Resolves of 1926. (Senate 6 of 1927.) 

The establishment of a State highway and reservation along certain sections 
of the British trail in Lexington and Concord as a Revolutionary War Memorial. 
Report made Dec. 1, 1926, by the Department of Public Works, under chapter 
49, Resolves of 1926. (Senate 8 of 1927.) 

Dredging of the Acushnet River and its tributaries in the city of New Bedford 
and in the towns of Acushnet and Fairhaven. Report made Dec. 1, 1926, by the 
Department of Public Works, under chapter 53, Resolves of 1926. (Senate 9 
of 1927.) 

Acquiring right of way for public access to the great pond known as Little Pond, 
in the town of Sherborn. Report made Jan. 25, 1926, by the Division of Water- 
ways and Public Lands and the Attorney General, under chapter 453, Acts of 1923. 
(Senate 19 of 1927.) 

Acquiring right of way for public access to South Pond in the town of Savoy. 
Report made Dec. 1, 1926, by the Division of Waterways and Public Lands and 
the Attorney General, under chapter 453, Acts of 1923. (House 123 of 1927.) 



4 P.D. 54 

The desirability and cost of a roadway from Squantum in the city of Quincy to 
Pemberton in the town of Hull by way of Peddock's Island or otherwise. Report 
made Dec. 1, 1926, by the Department of Public Works, under chapter 42, Resolves 
of 1926. (House 124 of 1927.) 

The establishment of a Free Port within the Port of Boston. Report made 
Dec. 1, 1926, by the Division of Waterways and Public Lands, under an order of 
the House of Representatives adopted May 28, 1926. (House 178 of 1927.) 

Acquiring a right of way for public access to Island Creek Pond in the town of 
Duxbury. Report made Dec. 31, 1926, by the Division of Waterways and Public 
Lands, and the Attorney General, under chapter 453, Acts of 1923. (House 227 
of 1927.) 

The filling of the navigable waters of a part of Fort Point Channel and South 
Bay in the city of Boston. Report made Nov. 29, 1926, by a Special Commission, 
consisting of the Commissioner of Public Works, the Chairman of the Division 
of Metropolitan Planning, and the Chairman of the Boston City Planning Board, 
under chapter 50, Resolves of 1926. (House 122 of 1927.) 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION. 

Obstruction of Harbors by the Grounding of Vessels and Other Floating Structures. 

The present law, Section 49, Chapter 91, General Laws, relating to the in- 
tentional grounding of any vessel, scow, lighter or similar floating structure within 
the limits of any harbor of the Commonwealth provides for civil action, but the 
menace to navigation by vessels grounded or abandoned is so important a matter 
that the law should be amended to provide for criminal rather than civil action 
in cases of intentional grounding and abandoning of vessels within the tide waters 
of the Commonwealth. 

City of Boston to Convey a Portion of Marine Park to the Commonwealth. 

In connection with the dredging of the Reserved Channel in South Boston the 
Commonwealth built a bulkhead enclosing the flats adjoining Marine Park, to 
receive the dredged material, which created a considerable area of rilled land now 
the property of the Commonwealth. The City of Boston owns a strip of land 
along the original shore line between Farragut Road and the Commonwealth 
Flats which was acquired as a part of Marine Park. In order that the Common- 
wealth may have an adequate entrance to its property it is desirable to establish 
a new line between the property of the City of Boston and the Commonwealth, 
inasmuch as the City of Boston cannot transfer park property without legislative 
authority. 

It is recommended that this authority be granted. 

Relieving the Registrar of Motor Vehicles from Liability to Account for Certain 
Shortages in the Funds of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

Various shortages have occurred at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, one resulting 
from burglary at the branch office in Quincy, and one supposedly by theft from the 
branch office in Springfield, with other losses from various causes covering a period 
of years from 1920 to 1927 inclusive, all as shown by the Auditor's report of his 
examination of the accounts of the Registry. 

It now appears desirable that these shortages be written off in order to save 
carrying them forward from year to year with no prospect of repayment. 

Appropriations. 
Chapter 138, Acts of 1927, making appropriations for the maintenance of depart- 
ments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Common- 
wealth, etc., is, in part, as follows: — 

Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt. 

Item 

214. For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial bonds 
maturing during the present year, the sum of one million 
three hundred thirty-four thousand four hundred thirty- 
seven dollars and fifty cents, payable from the following 
accounts and funds in the following amounts: — 



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Item 

from receipts from loans for the abolition of grade 
crossings the sum of thirty-four thousand dollars; 
from the Highway Fund, the sum of five hundred 
forty-three thousand four hundred thirty-seven dollars 
and fifty cents; from the balance of the receipts of the 
sale of the Boston dry dock, two hundred twenty-six 
thousand dollars; and the remainder from the general 
fund - . . . . $1,334,437 50 

Interest on the Public Debt. 

215. For the payment of interest on the direct debt and temporary 
loans of the Commonwealth, a sum not exceeding one 
million two hundred seventy thousand dollars, of which 
sum five hundred twelve thousand seven hundred one 
dollars and twenty-five cents shall be paid from the 
Highway Fund 1,270,000 00 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance. 
Division of Insurance. 

292. For expenses of administering the law relative to motor 
vehicle liability insurance, including expenses of the 
board of appeal, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 
six hundred dollars, the same to be paid from the High- 
way Fund 11,600 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works. 

The appropriations made in the following three items are to 
be paid two thirds from the Highway Fund and one 
third from the Port of Boston Receipts: 

622. For the salaries of the commissioner and the associate com- 

missioners, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 

five hundred doUars 25,500 00 

623. For personal services of clerks and assistants to the com- 

missioner, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand three 

hundred doUars 14,300 00 

624. For traveling expenses of the commissioner, a sum not ex- 

ceeding two thousand dollars ..... 2,000 00 

Division of Highways (the following appropriations for the 
operation and maintenance of this division, except as 
otherwise provided, are made from the Highway Fund) : 

625. For the personal services of the chief engineer, engineers and 

office assistants, including certain clerks and stenog- 
raphers, a sum not exceeding seventy thousand five 
hundred dollars 70,500 00 

626. For traveling expenses of the associate commissioners, when 

traveling in the discharge of their official duties, a sum 

not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars . . . 2,500 00 

627. For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet 

of laws and the annual report, and necessary office 
supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand dollars ' 13,000 00 

628. For the care, repair and storage, replacement and purchase 

of road-building machinery and tools, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars. . 175,000 00 

629. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on state 

highways, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . 12,000 00 

630. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, 

a sum not exceeding one million seven hundred thousand 

dollars 1,700,000 00 



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Item 

631. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 

ways, a sum not exceeding nine hundred thousand 

dollars $900,000 00 

632. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 

care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways with the approval of the attorney general, 
a sum not exceeding seven million one hundred twenty 
thousand dollars 7,120,000 00 

633. For the maintenance and operation of the Newburyport 

bridge and the Brightman street bridge in Fall River 
and Somerset, in accordance with the provisions of 
existing laws, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars 25,000 00 

634. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 

to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, a 
sum not exceeding one million five hundred thousand 
dollars in addition to any other funds which the depart- 
ment has available for the purpose. 

635. For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 

highways, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, to 

be paid from the general fund ..... 10,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

636. For personal services, a sum not exceeding six hundred fifty 

thousand dollars 650,000 

637. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies, equipment 
including telephone installation, and materials, including 
cartage and storage of the same, and for work incidental 
to the registration and licensing of owners and operators 
of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
thousand dollars 500,000 00 

Special: 

638. For the second instalment on the part of the Commonwealth 

for the construction of the southern traffic artery, so- 
called, as authorized by chapter three hundred and thirty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-five, a sum 
not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars, to be paid 
from the Highway Fund 300,000 00 

Division of Waterways and Public Lands: 

639. For personal services of the chief engineer and assistants, a 

sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars . . . 50,000 00 

640. For necessary traveling expenses of the associate com- 

missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . 1,000 00 

641 . For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet 

of laws and the annual report, and for necessary office 
and engineering supplies and equipment, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars .... 5,000 00 

642. For care and maintenance of the province lands and of the 

lands acquired and structures erected by the Province- 
town tercentenary commission, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars . . . . . • 5,000 00 

643. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing damages 

along the coast line or river banks of the commonwealth, 
and for the removal of wrecks and other obstructions 
from tidewaters and great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars ..... 25,000 00 



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Item 

644. For the improvement, development and protection of rivers 

and harbors, tidewaters and foreshores within the 
commonwealth, as authorized by section eleven of 
chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, and of great 
ponds, a sum not exceeding sixty thousand dollars, and 
any unexpended balance of the appropriation remaining 
at the end of the current fiscal year may be expended in 
the succeeding fiscal year for the same purposes, provided, 
however, that all expenditures made for the protection 
of shores shall be upon condition that at least fifty per 
cent of the cost is covered by contributions from mu- 
nicipalities or other organizations and individuals, and 
that in the case of dredging channels for harbor im- 
provements at least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall 
be covered by contributions from municipalities or 
other organizations and individuals .... $60,000 00 

645. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain 

triangulation points and sections, as required by order 
of the land court in accordance with section thirty-three 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars ..... 1,000 00 

646. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, by the 

division of waterways and public lands, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars, the same to be in ad- 
dition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ......... 1,000 00 

647. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier 

five, including the salaries or other compensation of 
employees, and for the repair and replacement of equip- 
ment and other property, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred ten thousand dollars, to be paid from the port 
of Boston receipts 110,000 00 

648. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be paid from the 

port of Boston receipts ...... 8,000 00 

649. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 

property under the control of the division, a sum not 
exceeding ninety thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
port of Boston receipts ...... 90,000 00 

650. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford state 

pier, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars . 7,500 00 

651. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding five thousand dollars . . . . . 5,000 00 

652. For expenses authorized by section eighteen A of chapter 

ninety-one of the General Laws, inserted by chapter 
four hundred and fifty-three of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-three, relative to access to great 
ponds, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars . . 100 00 

653. For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water in the 

streams of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 

four thousand dollars ...... 4,000 00 

Specials : 

654. For the maintenance and repair of certain property in the 

town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 

dollars 9,000 00 

655. For the construction of a certain breakwater or sea wall at 

Great Head, Winthrop, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven 

thousand five hundred dollars ..... 37,500 00 



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Item 

656. For expenses necessary to establish the Angle Tree Monu- 

ment reservation, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 

and fifty dollars _ $750 00 

657. For expenses of locating state boundary monuments, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars .... 1,000 00 

Miscellaneous. 

The following items are to be paid from the Highway 
Fund: 

678. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred fifteen thousand dollars, 
representing the state's portion or one half of the 
estimated cost of maintenance ..... 215,000 00 

679. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 

proval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, representing the 
state's portion or one half of the estimated cost of re- 
surfacing > . . 50,000 00 

680. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, for 
the installation of a certain electric fighting system, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, rep- 
resenting the state's portion or one half of the estimated 
cost . . ... . > . . 25,000 00 

681. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the approval 

of the metropolitan district commission, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars .... 3,500 00 

682. For the expense of constructing Old Colony boulevard, so- 

called, as authorized by chapter three hundred and sixty 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred fifty thousand dollars, rep- 
resenting the state's portion or one half of the estimated 
cost of construction, the same to be in addition to any 
appropriations heretofore made for the purpose . . 250,000 00 

Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous years, 
in certain items, as follows: 

Department of Public Works. 
Division of Highways : 
For the construction and repair of town and county ways, 
the sum of eight hundred forty-seven dollars and fifty- 
two cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund. . . 847 52 

Metropolitan District Commission. 

The following items are to be assessed upon the several 
districts in accordance with the methods fixed by law, and 
to be expended under the direction and with the approval 
of the metropolitan district commission: 

696. For maintenance of the Charles river basin, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred one thousand five hundred 

dollars 201,500 00 

697. For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not exceeding 

seven hundred seventy-eight thousand four hundred 

eighty-six dollars and eighty-eight cents . . . 778,486 88 

698. For the expense of holding band concerts, a sum not ex- 

ceeding twenty thousand dollars .... 20,000 00 






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Item 

699. For improvements at the Revere beach reservation, a sum 

not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, to be paid from 

the metropolitan parks expense fund .... $30,000 00 

700. For services and expenses of the division of metropolitan 

planning, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
ninety-nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
three, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars . 30,000 00 

701. For maintenance of the Nantasket beach reservation, a sum 

not exceeding eighty-three thousand four hundred 

dollars 83,400 00 

702. For improvements at the Nantasket beach reservation, a sum 

not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, to be paid from 

the metropolitan parks expense fund .... 30,000 00 

703. For maintenance of the Wellington bridge, a sum not exceed- 

ing ten thousand five hundred dollars, the same to be 
in addition to the amount appropriated in item six 
hundred and eighty-one . . . . . . 10,500 00 

704. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred fifteen thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to the amount appropriated in 
item six hundred and seventy-eight .... 215,000 00 

705. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 

exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the same to be in ad- 
dition to the amount appropriated in item six hundred 
and seventy-nine ....... 50,000 00 

706. For the expense of constructing Old Colony boulevard, so- 

called, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
sixty of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred fifty thousand dollars, 
the same to be assessed upon the metropolitan parks 
district as a part of the cost of maintenance of boulevards 
and parkways, and to be in addition to any appro- 
priations heretofore made for the purpose . . . 250,000 00 

707. For the maintenance of boulevards and parkways, for the 

installation of a certain lighting system, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to the amount appropriated in item six hundred 
and eighty 25,000 00 

Chapter 343, Acts of 1927, in addition to the general appropriation act making 
appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for certain 
new activities and projects, is, in part, as follows: — 

Item Service of the Department of Public Works. 

Registration of Motor Vehicles (the following items are to 
be paid from the Highway Fund) : 

636. For personal services, a sum not exceeding eighty-seven 

hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 

amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . $8,700 00 

637. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies, equipment in- 
cluding telephone installation, and materials, including 
cartage and storage of the same, and for work incidental 
to the registration and licensing of owners and operators 
of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount here- 
tofore appropriated for the purpose .... 5,000 00 



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Item Miscellaneous. 

682a. For extension of Quincy Shore reservation, as authorized by 
chapter two hundred and twenty-nine of the acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand 
five hundred dollars, the same to be paid from the 
Highway Fund, and to be in addition to the amount ap- 
propriated in item seven hundred and six a . . . $17,500 00 

Deficiencies. 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous years, 
in certain items, as follows: 

Division of Highways. 

For certain expenses of previous years on account of 
maintenance and improvement of highways, the sum 
of forty-two dollars and fifty-eight cents, the same to be 
paid from the Highway Fund ..... 42 58 

For certain expenses of previous years on account of care 
of road building machinery, the sum of fifty-four dollars 
and seventy-one cents, the same to be paid from the 
Highway Fund 54 71 

Metropolitan District Commission. 

The following items are to be assessed upon the several 
districts in accordance with the methods fixed by law, 
and to be expended under the direction and with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission: 

697. For maintenance of park reservations, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 30,000 00 

697a. For constructing a skating pond in the Blue Hills reservation, 
as authorized by chapter two hundred and thirty of the 
acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars 1,500 00 

697b. For providing parking spaces along the Xahant beach park- 
way, as authorized by chapter two hundred and thirty- 
nine of the acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars . . . . . 8,000 00 

697c. For acquiring certain land on the Charles river in the town 
of Dedham, as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
seventeen of the acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars . . . 75,000 00 

706a. For the extension of Quincy Shore reservation, as authorized 
by chapter two hundred and twenty-nine of the acts 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand five hundred dollars, the same to be in ad- 
dition to the amount appropriated in item six hundred 
and eighty-two a ...... 17,500 00 

706b. For acquiring certain land along the Charles river, necessary 
for the laying out of the boulevard authorized by chapter 
three hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, a sum not exceeding forty 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item six hundred and eighty- 
two b 40,000 00 

706c. For certain improvements relative to the construction of the 
circumferential highway, so-called, as authorized by 
chapter three hundred and eleven of the acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item six hundred and eighty- 
two c 12,500 00 



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Item Other Appropriations. 

The following three items are to be paid from the Highway 
Fund: 

682b. For acquiring certain land along the Charles river, necessary 
for the laying out of the boulevard authorized by chapter 
three hundred and sixty-five of the acts of nineteen 
hundred and twenty-six, a sum not exceeding forty 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item seven hundred and six b . $40,000 00 

682c. For certain improvements relative to the construction of 
the circumferential highway, so-called, as authorized 
by chapter three hundred and eleven of the acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
five hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item seven hundred and six c . 12,500 00 

682d. For the state's proportion of the cost of the construction 
of the traffic route between the city of Boston and 
territory north and east thereof, as authorized by chapter 
three hundred and fifteen of the acts of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-seven thousand 
five hundred dollars, the same to be paid from the High- 
way Fund, and to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose ..... 137,500 00 

EXPENDITURES FOR HIGHWAYS 

A summary of the expenditures by the Department for Highways during the 
fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1927, is as follows: — 

For construction of State highwavs, under chapter 81, General 

Laws, and chapter 138, Acts of 1927 . $1,834,630 64 

For maintenance and repair of State highways, under section 13, 

chapter 81, General Laws, and chapter 138, Acts of 1927 . 6,462,583 38 

For construction and repair of town and county ways, under section 
34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended, and chapter 138, 
Acts of 1927 1,681,668 14 

For highways in the five western counties, under chapter 221, 

General Acts of 1915, and chapter 572, Acts of 1920 . . 92,351 06 

For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public ways, 
under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended, 
and chapter 138, Acts of 1927 904,594 81 

For the construction of a highway in the city of Revere, under 

chapter 501, Acts of 1922, as amended .... 309 63 

For the construction of a southern traffic route, under chapters 330 
and 344, Acts of 1925, and section 4, chapter 369 and chapter 
398, Acts of 1926 . 1,247,645 88 

For administering the law relative to advertising signs near high- 
ways, under chapter 138, Acts of 1927 .... 6,723 37 

For the maintenance and operation of the bridge over Merrimack 
River between Xewburyport and Salisbury, under chapter 

716, Acts of 1912, and chapter 138, Acts of 1927 . . . 4,458 68 
For the maintenance and operation of the bridge over Taunton 

Great River at Brightman Street in Fall River, under chapter 

717, Acts of 1912, and chapter 138, Acts of 1927 . . . 20,242 99 
For the care, repair and storage, replacement and purchase of road 

building machinery and tools, under chapter 138, Acts of 1927 . 198,801 32 
For the suppression of gypsy and brown-tail moths on State high- 
ways, under chapter 138, Acts of 1927 .... 11,949 65 
For general expenses, under chapter 138, Acts of 1927 . . . 80,540 46 

Total $12,546,500 01 



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Co-operative Work — Supervision of Expenditures. 
The Division has supervised the expenditures during the year by cities, towns 
and counties, under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by section 1, chapter 
120, Acts of 1921, and as amended in section 26 by chapter 281, Acts of 1922, and 
by chapter 315, Acts of 1926, and under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as 
amended by section 1, chapter 112, Acts of 1921, and as amended by chapter 288, 
Acts of 1925, of approximately $2,658,129.94, for co-operative work, in repairing, 
maintaining and improving certain public ways, and for other road work for which 
the towns and cities made contributions. Ail such work was carried out in con- 
formity with contracts, specifications and plans approved by the Division. 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings. 

In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Department throughout the 
year, numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including the annual 
hearings in the several counties in the Commonwealth for the open discussion of 
questions relating to the public ways, as required by section 1, chapter 81, General 
Laws; hearings on petitions for the relocation of street railway tracks in Wil- 
braham, Brockton, East Longmeadow, Taunton, Raynham, West Springfield, 
Quincy, Braintree, Attleborough, Dedham, Mattapoisett and Braintree; on 
petitions for the amendment or revision of permits for the operation of bus fines 
in 46 cases; appeals from the action taken by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles in 
the suspension or revocation of certain licenses to operate motor vehicles in 78 
cases; on the matter of outdoor advertising in 7 cases; on special motor regulations 
and on traffic rules. 

Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year, as follows : - 

State highways ....... 

Work under special acts ...... 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 
Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended 

Totals 263 466 

GENERAL STATEMENT AS TO SURVEYS, PLANS, ESTIMATES AND 
OTHER WORK DURING THE YEAR 

State Highways. — During the year ending Nov. 30, 1927, the Department 
completed construction on 27.141 miles of State highway, portions of which were 
laid out in 1926. Construction was commenced, but not completed, on about 
20 miles of road in 16 cities and towns. Layouts were made of 29.218 miles of 
State highway in 30 cities and towns. Under chapter 81, General Laws, as 
amended by chapter 427, Acts of 1921, and by chapter 105, Acts of 1927, 4.057 
miles of State highway were discontinued or abandoned. The total length of 
State highway at the end of the year was 1,589.743 miles. 

Surveys, Plans and Estimates. — During the year preliminary surveys, plans 
and estimates were made as follows: — 

For State Highway Construction. — Preliminary surveys in 16 towns, 23.208 
miles; plans in 24 towns, 36.618 miles; preliminary estimates in 25 towns, 29.191 
miles; lines and grades in 22 towns, 25.157 miles; final surveys in 5 towns, 6.229 
miles; and final estimates in 11 towns, 13.1 miles. 

For State Highway Reconstruction and Resurfacing. — Preliminary surveys in 
76 towns, 144.723 miles; plans in 80 towns, 153.265 miles; prehminary estimates 
in 61 towns, 100.252 miles; lines and grades in 71 towns, 105.241 miles; final 
surveys in 55 towns, 77.377 miles; and final estimates in 54 towns, 85 miles. 

Under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended: — Preliminary surveys 
in 139 towns, 143.436 miles; plans in 135 towns, 134.306 miles; prehminary 
estimates in 156 towns, 115.933 miles; lines and grades in 157 towns, 113.262 
miles; final surveys in 62 towns, 52.930 miles; and final estimates in 61 towns, 
54.5 miles. 

Under chapter 40, Resolves of 1927. — Prehminary surveys and estimates in 
2 towns, 5.776 miles. 



Petitions. 


Contracts 


23 


70 




2 


i 79 


233 


161 


161 



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Under chapter 221, General Acts of 1915, as amended. — Preliminary estimates 
in 1 town, 0.189 miles; final surveys and estimates in 3 towns, 1.204 miles. 

Under chapter 330, Acts of 1925, as amended by chapter 369, Acts of 1926. — 
Lines and grades in 2 cities, 4.356 miles; final survey in 1 city, 0.189 miles. 

For Roads to be Constructed by Towns. — Preliminary surveys in 3 towns, 1.55 
miles; plans in 3 towns, 1.48 miles. Lines and grades in 1 town, 0.006 miles; 
final survey in 1 town, 0.018 miles; and final estimates in 3 towns, 0.4 miles. 

State Highway Reconnaissance. — Surveys in 16 towns, 45 miles; plans 0.5 miles. 

Chapter 90 Reconnaissance. — Surveys and plans, 1.14 miles. 

Plans to accompany decrees for Street railway locations on State highways 
have been made in 12 towns. 

Roads constructed in 1927. — Construction has been completed on 27.141 miles 
of State highway; 139.415 miles of highways under the provisions of section 34, 
chapter 90, General Laws, as amended; and 7.307 miles of highways under the pro- 
visions of special acts, making a total of 173.863 miles completed during the year. 

Of the above roads completed this year 37.495 miles were of gravel; 19.375 
miles were of bituminous concrete; 68.760 miles were of bituminous macadam; 
7.287 miles were of reinforced concrete; 39.027 miles were of gravel with a bitumi- 
nous treatment, 0.474 miles were of earth; 0.006 miles were of granite block; 
0.805 miles were of waterbound macadam; and 0.634 miles were of waterbound 
macadam with a bituminous treatment. 

Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Widening. — During the year 0.730 miles of 
State highway were widened, but not resurfaced; and 95.083 miles were re- 
surfaced or reconstructed and widened. These figures are for completed work. 
There is uncompleted work in various stages on a number of miles of road where 
the work will be completed next year. 

Of the roads resurfaced or reconstructed this year, 66.245 miles were of bitumi- 
nous macadam; 14.826 miles were of bituminous concrete; 11.681 miles were of 
reinforced cement concrete; 0.095 miles were of gravel; 0.185 miles were of water- 
bound macadam with a bituminous surface treatment; 0.235 miles were of granite 
block; 0.197 miles were of wood block; and 1.619 miles were of the dual type, i.e., re- 
inforced cement concrete and bituminous macadam. 

Permits. — There were 1,950 permits issued during the year for opening or 
occupying State highways for various purposes. 

Trees on State Highways. — During the last twenty-three years 54,558 trees 
have been planted on the borders of State Highways, of which 2,190 were planted 
this year, the Department continuing its policy of planting quick-growing trees 
and hedges to replace guard rails. 

Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities. — The Department furnished, 
without charge, engineering advice to 16 cities and towns in accordance with the 
provisions of section 1, chapter 81, General Laws. 

Approval of Specifications. — The Department approved during the year, under 
the provisions of section 7, chapter 44, General Laws, as amended, specifications 
for the construction of roads in 16 towns and cities. 

Approval of Bridge Plans. — The Department approved during the year, under 
the provisions of chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by chapter 313, Acts of 
1923, plans for the construction of bridges in 17 towns and cities. 

STATE HIGHWAYS. 
General Laws, chapter 81, section 4, provides that — 

"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public necessity 
and convenience require that the Commonwealth lay out and take charge of a new 
or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in their county, city or town, 
they may apply, by a written petition, to the division, requesting that said way 
be laid out and taken charge of by the commonwealth." 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the year, as 
follows: — 

Selectmen of Harvard. — Road locally known as the Lowell-Littleton Road, 
extending from the Common at Harvard Centre to the dividing line between 
the towns of Harvard and Littleton. Received March 8, 1927. 



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Selectmen of Dedham. — Road locally known as Washington Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the city of Boston and the town of Dedham 
to the junction of Washington and High Streets at Dedham Centre. Received 
March 21, 1927. 

Selectmen of Swansea. — Road extending from a point on the Providence Road 
near the property of Susan M. Allien, over a new location, to a point on said 
Providence Road near the property of Adelard LeConte. Received April 7, 
1927. 

Selectmen of Shirley. — Road extending from a point near the property of 
Otis Kittredge, over a new location, to a point near the property of Lawrence 
C. E. Hallin. Received May 9, 1927. 

Selectmen of Florida. — Two cut-offs from the Mohawk Trail, over new lo- 
cations, in the vicinity of Whitcomb and Western Summits. Received May 
12, 1927. 

Selectmen of West Springfield. — Road extending from a point on Westfield 
Street about 1,700 feet from the dividing line between the city of Westfield 
and the town of West Springfield, over a new location, to a point on said 
Westfield Street near the property of F. F. Sibley. Received May 20, 1927. 

Selectmen of Charlton. — Road extending from Charlton City, over a new 
location, via Morseville, to a point about one and one-fourth miles west of 
the Oxford line. Received June 14, 1927. 

Selectmen of Chelmsford. — Road locally known as the Boston Road, ex- 
tending from the Hall Road to the dividing line between the towns of Chelms- 
ford and Billerica. Received June 14, 1927. 

Selectmen of Chelmsford. — Road locally known as the North Road, extending 
from the existing State highway at North Chelmsford, southerly for a distance 
of about 12,050 feet to the Dalton Road. Received June 14, 1927. 

Selectmen of Palmer. — Road extending from a point on the Boston-Spring- 
field Road near the Allen Estate, easterly, over a new location, for about 
2,000 feet. Received June 25, 1927. 

Selectmen of Wilmington. — Road locally known as Main Street, extending 
from a point near the Woburn line to a point near the property of George W. 
Esterbrook. Received June 22, 1927. 

County Commissioners of the County of Dukes County. — Road extending 
from the end of the existing State highway near Gay Head Light House, 
over a new location, for a distance of 300 feet to a connection again with said 
State highway. Received June 29, 1927. 

Selectmen of Harwich. — Road extending from a point on Main Street near the 
property of Valentine K. Nickerson to a point on said Main Street at its 
junction with the lower County Road near the property of Susan D. Shaw. 
Received July 11, 1927. 

Selectmen of Methuen. — Road locally known as Jackson and Howe Streets, 
extending from the dividing line between the city of Lawrence and the town 
of Methuen to the dividing line between the town of Methuen and the city 
of Haverhill. Received July 7, 1927. 

County Commissioners of the County of Middlesex. — Road extending from 
a point on the Boston- Worcester Road near Hagar Street in Marlborough, 
over a new location, through the city of Marlborough and the towns of Fram- 
ingham and Sudbury, to a point about 1,000 feet south-westerly from Peakham 
Road in Sudbury. Received July 13, 1927. 

County Commissioners of the County of Worcester. — Road extending 
from Ashburnham Village through the towns of Ashburnham and Westminster 
to the dividing line between the town of Westminster and the city of Fitchburg. 
Received July 20, 1927. 

Selectmen of Plymouth. — Road extending from Costello's Corner, over a new 
location, to a point on the existing State highway near the property of Thomas 
C. Harlow. Received August 19, 1927. 

Selectmen of Buckland. — Road extending from the junction of Creamery 
Avenue and Exchange Street to the Dividing line between the towns of Buck- 
land and Charlemont at Scott's Bridge. Received September 1, 1927. 

Selectmen of Sherborn. — Road locally known as Washington, Main and 



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Eliot Streets, extending from the dividing line between the towns of Holliston 
and Sherborn to the dividing line between the towns of Sherborn and Natick. 
Received September 27, 1927. 

Selectmen of Essex. — Road locally known as Martin Street and Western 
Avenue, extending from the junction of Main and Martin Streets at Raymond's 
Corner, to the dividing line between the towns of Essex and Hamilton. Re- 
ceived October 4, 1927. 

Selectmen of Bernardston. — Road extending from the bridge over Falls River 
to the dividing line between the towns of Bernardston and Gill. Received 
October 4, 1927. 

Selectmen of Gill. — Road extending from the dividing line between the towns 
of Bernardston and Gill to the dividing line between the towns of Gill and 
Northfield. Received October 4, 1927. 

Selectmen of Northfield. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Gill and Northfield to the junction of River and Main Streets. Re- 
ceived October 4, 1927. 

Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways. 
(Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended.) 

The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construction 
and reconstruction of State highways in various municipalities: — 

Seekonk. 
Dec. 22, 1926, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation,, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 11,886 feet of State highway on Fall 
River Avenue, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous 
macadam shoulders. The proposal amounted to $113,978.75. Work completed 
Sept. 6, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $126,045.13. 

Chelmsford. 
Dec. 21, 1926, contract made with Antonio Pallatto, of Dracut, for reconstructing 
about 6,663 feet of State highway on the Lowell Road, the surface consisting of 
bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $47,371.00. Work completed 
Aug. 9, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $47,414.73. 

Braintree-Quincy. 

Dec. 21, 1926, contract made with the Lawton Construction Company, of 
Providence, R. I., for reconstructing about 3,600 feet of State highway on Quincy 
Avenue in Braintree and about 5,010 feet of State highway on the same road in 
Quincy, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $104,689.00. Work completed Sept. 6, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, 
$119,688.97. 

Attleboro. 

Dec. 21, 1926, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Company, Inc., of Fram- 
ingham, for reconstructing about 9,564 feet of State highway on Washington 
Street, the surface consisting of two strips of reinforced cement concrete separated 
by a strip of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $124,427.50. 
Work completed Sept. 13, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $127,752.55. 

Brockton. 

Dec. 21, 1926, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Company, Inc., of Fram- 

ingham, for reconstructing about 9,900 feet of State highway on Belmont Street, 

the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 

$86,293.60. Work completed June 14, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $80,262.59. 

Russell-West field. 
Dec. 21, 1926, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for re- 
constructing about 18,875 feet of State highway on the Russell Road in Westfield 
and about 175 feet of State highway on the same road in Russell, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $150,267.00. 
Work completed Sept. 13, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $156,946.51. 



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Wilbraham. 

Dec. 21, 1926, contract made with the Adams & Ruxton Construction Company, 
of Springfield, for reconstructing about 5,347 feet of State highway on the Boston 
Road, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous mac- 
adam shoulders. The proposal amounted to $49,707.50. Work completed July 
19, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $56,173.36. 

Weymouth. 

Dec. 21, 1926, contract made with W. H. Hinman, Inc., of Medway, for re- 
constructing about 3,830 feet of State highway on Washington Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $48,197.50. 
Work completed July 12, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $58,924.14. 

Beverly. 

Dec. 28, 1926, contract made with Octavius Menici, of Peabody, for recon- 
structing about 1,355 feet of State highway on Hale Street, the surface consisting 
of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $10,170.70. Work completed 
May 17, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $11,013.81. 

Raynham-Taunton. 

Dec. 28, 1926, contract made with Greany & Sherry, of Fall River, for recon- 
structing about 13,089 feet of State highway on Broadway in Raynham and about 
2,021 feet of State highway on the same road in Taunton, the surface consisting 
of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous macadam shoulders. The proposal 
amounted to $156,992.50. Work completed Sept. 20, 1927. Expenditure during 
1927, $172,668.40. 

Winchester. 

Dec. 28, 1926, contract made with Octavius Menici, of Peabody, for recon- 
structing about 4,200 feet of State highway on Cambridge Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $14,303.00. 
Work completed July 5, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $17,579.83. 

Bellingham-Blackstone. 

Dec. 28, 1926, contract made with Eugene L. Gobeille, Inc., of Worcester, for 
reconstructing about 2,917 feet of State highway on Centre Street in Bellingham 
and about 290 feet of State highway on the same road in Blackstone, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $28,541.25. 
Work completed July 12, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $30,283.29. 

Chatham. 

Jan. 4, 1927, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of Meriden, 

Conn., for reconstructing about 20,932 feet of State highway on the South County 

Road, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 

$89,463.00. Work completed Aug. 16, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $96,643.37. 

Falmouth. 
Jan. 18, 1927, contract made with Sidney W. Lawrence, of Falmouth, for re- 
constructing about 18,077 feet of State highway on the Woods Hole Road, the 
surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $117,286.25. 
Work completed Oct. 18, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $100,790.87. 

Newburyport-Salisb wry. 
Feb. 23, 1927, contract made with the Boston Bridge Works, Inc., of Boston, 
for reconstructing floor system, repairing, cleaning and painting bridge over 
Merrimack River. The proposal amounted to $95,459.30. Work completed 
November 8, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $90,975.79. 

Billerica. 
April 12, 1927, contract made with John A. Gaffey & Son, of Medford, for re- 
constructing about 3,053 feet of State highway on the Burlington-Lowell Road, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $17,- 
210.10. Work completed July 5, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $17,977.55. 



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Haverhill-North Andover. 
April 12, 1927, contract made with Thomas Joseph McCue Construction Com- 
pany, of Watertown, for reconstructing about 19,647 feet of State highway on 
Osgood, Stevens, Sutton and Boston Streets in North Andover and about 2,269 
feet of State highway on the same road in Haverhill, the surface consisting of 
bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $123,236.50. Work completed 
November 1, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $119,050.96. 

Needham. . 
April 12, 1927, contract made with Reynolds Brothers, Inc., of Boston, for re- 
constructing about 5,194 feet of State highway on Highland Avenue, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $37,313.50. 
Work completed July 19, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $45,351.92. 

Kingston-Duxbury. 

April 12, 1927, contract made with the Lawton Construction Company, of 
Providence, R. I., for reconstructing about 5,334 feet of State highway on Main 
Street in Kingston and about 7,699 feet of State highway on Tremont Street in 
Duxbury, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $117,323.60. Work completed October 18, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, 
$104,654.24. 

Becket-Otis. 

April 12, 1927, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, of Ashland, for constructing 
about 6,450 feet of State highway on the Cold Spring and Farmington River Road 
in Becket and about 25,462 feet of State highway on the same road in Otis, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $209,- 
393.25. Work about four-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1927, $176,- 
569.03. 

Ashburnham-Westminster. 

April 12, 1927, contract made with the H. & J. P. Greene Company of Worcester, 
for reconstructing about 8,930 feet of State highway on Main Street in Ashburnham 
and about 10,118 feet of State highway on the Ashburnham Road in Westminster, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $179,- 
563.00. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1927, $156,039.38. 

Ayer-Shirley. 
April 26, 1927, contract made with the R. H. Newell Company, of Uxbridge, 
for reconstructing about 8,075 feet of State highway on the North Road in Ayer 
and about 3,725 feet of State highway on the same road in Shirley, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $84,632.75. Work 
completed October 11, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $92,198.37. 

Swansea. 
May 3, 1927, contract made with Joseph McCormick, of Seekonk, for con- 
structing and reconstructing about 14,611 feet of State highway on the Providence 
Road, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous mac- 
adam shoulders. The proposal amounted to $156,030.50. Work completed 
Nov. 8, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $136,967.18. 

Milton. 
May 10, 1927, contract made with the Lawton Construction Company, of 
Providence, R. I., for reconstructing about 5,712 feet of State highway on Granite 
Avenue, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $48,748.30. Work completed Oct. 11, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $50,- 
246.90. 

Richmond. 
May 10, 1927, contract made with the Hampden Contracting Company, of 
Longmeadow, for reconstructing about 21,066 feet of State highway on the Pitts- 
field Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $149,356.00. Work about four-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1927, 
$116,535.90. 



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Granby-South Hadley. 
May 17, 1927, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, 
for reconstructing about 12,988 feet of State highway on the Holyoke Road in 
Granby and about 12,753 feet of State highway on the same road in South Hadley, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $225,- 
809.50. Work completed Nov. 22, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $190,729.11. 

Florida-North Adams. 

May 17, 1927, contract made with the Schnare Construction Corporation, of 
Springfield, for constructing and reconstructing about 2,000 feet of State highway 
on the Mohawk Trail in North Adams and about 12,882 feet of State highway on 
the same road in Florida, the surface consisting of waterbound macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $198,384.80. On September 15, 1927, the department, 
acting under the provisions of Article XXXVII of the contract, notified the Schnare 
Construction Corporation to discontinue all work under the contract. Expenditure 
during 1927, $48,132.95. 

Marsh field. 

May 24, 1927, contract made with Antonio Carchia & Sons, of Marshfield, for 
grading about 376 feet of State highway on Main Street. Work completed July 
26, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $922.60. 

Sandis field. 

May 24, 1927, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, of Montague, for con- 
structing a bridge and approaches on about 2,500 feet of State highway, the surface 
consisting of bituminous concrete on the bridge and gravel on the approaches. 
The proposal amounted to $67,288.00. Work about four-fifths completed. 
Expenditure during 1927, $52,975.08. 

Medford-Somerville. 
May 24, 1927, contract made with James H. Fannon, of Somerville, for re- 
constructing about 4,554 feet of State highway on Mystic Avenue in Medford 
and about 5,111 feet of State highway on the same road in Somerville, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam in Medford and bituminous concrete in Somer- 
ville. The proposal amounted to $87,175.70. Work completed Nov. 22, 1927. 
Expenditure during 1927, $84,519.96. 

Gloucester-Rockport. 

May 24, 1927, contract made with the New Haven Road Construction Company, 
Inc., of New Haven, Conn., for reconstructing about 2,766 feet of State highway 
on Eastern Avenue in Gloucester and about 8,451 feet of State highway on the 
same road in Rockport, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $63,900.00. Work completed Oct. 25, 1927. Expenditure 
during 1927, $53,711.17. 

Franklin-Wrentham. 

June 7, 1927, contract made with Charles E. Home, of Millbury, for recon- 
structing about 6,207 feet of State highway on East Central Street in Franklin 
and about 10,800 feet of State highway on Franklin Street in Wrentham, the sur- 
face consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $146,529.90. 
Work completed Nov. 30, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $123,730.54. 

H olden-Worcester. 

June 14, 1927, contract made with the New Haven Road Construction Company, 
Inc , of New Haven, Conn., for reconstructing about 12,155 feet of State highway 
on Main Street in Holden and about 7,868 feet of State highway on the same road 
in Worcester, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $199,921.00. Work about seven-eighths completed. Expenditure 
during 1927, $172,826.86. 

Westport. 

June 14, 1927, contract made with the Callan Construction Company, of Bristol, 
R. I., for constructing and reconstructing about 24,791 feet of State highway on the 
Fall River Road, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete except for 
about 520 feet of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $317,324.20. 
Work about two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 1927, $193,416.59, 



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West Springfield. 
June 14, 1927, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for constructing and reconstructing about 2,900 feet of State 
highway on the Westfield Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. 
The proposal amounted to $60,596.25. Work completed November 30, 1927. 
Expenditure during 1927, $40,257.28. 

Fitchburg-Lunenburg. 
June 21, 1927, contract made with the Fitchburg Concrete Construction Com- 
pany, of Fitchburg, for reconstructing about 3,224 feet of State highway on Lunen- 
burg Street in Fitchburg and about 6,930 feet of State highway on Massachusetts 
Avenue in Lunenburg, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $102,483.80. Work practically completed. Expenditure 
during 1927, $93,632.13. 

Wrentham. 

June 21, 1927, contract made with Perini & Ampollini, of Plainville, for re- 
constructing about 7,596 feet of State highway on South Street, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $45,393.50. Work 
completed Oct. 11, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $61,734.04. 

Essex. 
July 5, 1927, contract made with the Cement-Gun Company, Inc., of Allen- 
town, Pa., for repairing a reinforced concrete bridge on the State highway over 
the Essex River. Work completed July 26, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, 
$1,558.20. 

Taunton. 

July 12, 1927, contract made with Joseph McCormick, of Seekonk, for re- 
constructing about 5,250 feet of State highway on Winthrop Street, the surface 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous macadam shoulders. 
The proposal amounted to $62,196.40. Work completed November 15, 1927. 
Expenditure during 1927, $56,462.60. 

Amesbury-Salisbury. 
July 12, 1927, contract made with James E. Watkins Company, of Amesbury, 
for reconstructing about 979 feet of State highway on Elm Street in Amesbury 
and about 9,170 feet of State highway on the same road in Salisbury, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $61,678.40. 
Work completed Nov. 22, 1927. Expenditure during 1927. $52,180.03. 

Monson. 
July 12, 1927, contract made with the New Haven Road Construction Com- 
pany, Inc., of New Haven, Conn., for constructing and reconstructing about 
13,010 feet of State highway on North Main Street, the surface consisting of 
bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $106,870.25. Work completed 
Nov. 30, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $88,923.33. 

Gay Head. 
July 12, 1927, contract made with Corr & Russell, of Greenfield, for con- 
structing about 1,900 feet of State highway on a new location, the surface consist- 
ing of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $10,425.00. Work com- 
pleted November 15, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $9,469.04. 

Orlean s-Eastham . 
July 19, 1927, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for constructing and reconstructing about 19,573 feet of State 
highway on North County and Chatham Roads in Orleans and about 268 feet 
of State highway on the North County Road in Eastham, the surface consisting 
of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $90,331.00. Work practically 
completed. Expenditure during 1927, $80,327.82. 

Wilmington-Woburn. 
Aug. 2, 1927, contract made with the Lawton Construction Company, of Prov- 
idence, R. I., for reconstructing about 9,900 feet of State highway on Main Street 



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in Wilmington and about 3,055 feet of State highway on the same road in Woburn, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $71,- 
530.10. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1927, $54,874.62. 

Charlton. 
Aug. 2, 1927, contract made with Frank Lanza & Sons of Boston, for con- 
structing about 15,038 feet of State highway on the Southbridge Road, the sur- 
face consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $185,919.30. 
Work about three-eighths completed. Expenditure during 1927, $71,775.31. 

West Boylston. 
Aug. 2, 1927, contract made with James J. McHugh, of Leicester, for recon- 
structing about 2,450 feet of State highway on Worcester Street, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $12,235.00. Work 
completed Sept. 27, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $13,249.08. 

Fall River-Somerset. 
Aug. 9, 1927, contract made with James S. Heyson, of Belmont, for cleaning 
and painting the Brightman Street Bridge. The proposal amounted to $7,029.00. 
Work completed Nov. 23, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $5,576.00. 

Buckland-Charlemont. 
Aug. 9, 1927, contract made with Maurice M. Devine, of Boston, for cleaning 
and painting Scott's Bridge over the Deerfield River. The proposal amounted to 
$874.00. Work completed Sept. 20, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $874.00. 

Huntington. 

Aug. 16, 1927, contract made with the Adams & Ruxton Construction Com- 
pany, of Springfield, for constructing a bridge and approaches over the Westfield 
River on about 1,897 feet of State highway, the surface consisting of bituminous 
concrete on the bridge and gravel on the approaches. The proposal amounted to 
$97,336.00. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1927, $32,- 
093.87. 

Pittsfteld. 

Aug. 16, 1927, contract made with the Hampden Contracting Company, of 
Longmeadow, for constructing about 5,020 feet of State highway on the Richmond 
Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $37,827.00. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1927, 
$14,432.77. 

Barnstable. 

Sept. 6, 1927, contract made with William A. Jones, of Barnstable, for con- 
structing and reconstructing about 3,213 feet of State highway on the County Road, 
the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $24,- 
544.30. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1927, $20,249.87. 

Plymouth. 

Sept. 6, 1927, contract made with Amos D. Bridge's Sons, Inc., of Hazardville, 
Conn., for constructing and reconstructing about 26,569 feet of State highway 
on the Sandwich Road, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The pro- 
posal amounted to $127,247.25. Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure 
during 1927, $21,571.23. 

Russell. 

Sept. 6, 1927, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 17,378 feet of State highway on the 
Chester Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $163,953.75. Work about one-fifth completed. Expenditure 
during 1927, $31,229.91. 

Lenox-Pitts field. 

Sept. 6, 1927, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 4,085 feet of State highway on the 
Pittsfield Road in Lenox and about 8,322 feet of State highway on the same road in 
Pittsfield, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $144,258.40. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1927, 
$13,347.61. 



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Harwich. 
Sept. 6, 1927, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 23,810 feet of State highway on the 
Dennis Road, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $100,377.50. Work about three-fourths completed. Expenditure 
during 1927, $77,057.07. 

Westfield. 

Sept. 13, 1927, contract made with Maurice M. Devine, of Boston, for cleaning 
and painting bridge over Little River. The proposal amounted to $1,485.00. 
Work completed Oct. 25, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $1,262.25. 

East Longmeadow. 
Sept. 13, 1927, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 9,500 feet of State highway on North 
Main Street, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $55,881.85. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1927, 
$5,809.47. 

Clarksburg. 

Sept. 20, 1927, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for con- 
structing about 2,100 feet of State highway on the River Road, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $19,836.20. Work 
completed November 30, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $17,255.64. 

Buckland. 
Sept. 27, 1927, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, 
for constructing and reconstructing about 6,574 feet of State highway on Exchange 
Street, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $82,485.95. Work about one-fourth completed. Expenditure during 1927, 
$19,677.84. 

Florida-North Adams. 

Oct. 4, 1927, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of Meriden, 
Conn., for completing the Schnare Construction Corporation's contract for work 
on the Mohawk Trail, which contract was taken away from said Schnare Con- 
struction Corporation on September 15, 1927. Work about one-half completed. 
Expenditure during 1927, $39,135.74. 

Bernardston-Gill-Northfield. 
Oct. 5, 1927, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Company, Inc., of Framing- 
ham, for constructing and reconstructing about 11,936 feet of State highway on 
the Northfield Road in Bernardston, about 1,770 feet of State highway on the 
same road in Gill and about 8,893 feet of State highway on the same road in North- 
field, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $215,056.80. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1927, $17,092.86. 

Beverly. 
Oct. 11, 1927, contract made with Octavius Menici, of Peabody, for recon- 
structing about 2,582 feet of State highway on Hale Street, the surface consisting 
of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $24,994.50. Work about 
three-eighths completed. Expenditure during 1927, $9,080.10. 

Northampton-Williamsburg. 

Oct. 18, 1927, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, 
for constructing and reconstructing about, 7,183 feet of State highway on Mains 
Hill Road in Northampton and about 14,756 feet of State highway on the same road 
in Williamsburg, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $158,282.45. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1927, 
$8,398.95. 

Weymouth. 

Oct. 25, 1927, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for recon- 
structing about 22,216 feet of State highway on Main Street, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $131,780.00. Work 
just commenced. Expenditure during 1927, $4,292.94. 



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East Bridgewater-Whitman. 
Oct. 25, 1927, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for recon- 
structing about 10,794 feet of State highway on Bedford Street in East Bridgewater 
and about 7,360 feet of State highway on the same road in Whitman, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $96,836.60. 
Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1927, $7,491.26. 

Framingham-Sudbury- Marlborough. 
Aug. 23, 1927, contract made with Henry Ford, of Dearborn, Mich., for con- 
structing about 1,973 feet of State highway in Marlborough, 227 feet of State 
highway in Framingham and 6,170 feet of State highway in Sudbury, the surface 
consisting of two strips of reinforced cement concrete separated by a strip of bitumi- 
nous macadam with bituminous macadam shoulders. The proposal amounted to 
$1.00. Work not commenced. 

Charlemont-Savoy. 

Nov. 15, 1927, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, 
for repairing about 250 feet of State highway on the Mohawk Trail in Charlemont 
and about 250 feet of State highway on the same road in Savoy. Work practically 
completed. Expenditure during 1927, $4,332.35. 

Westfield. 

Nov. 15, 1927, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, 
for repairing about 500 feet of State highway on the Russell Road. Work practi- 
cally completed. Expenditure during 1927, $7,075.82. 

Dover. 

Nov. 22, 1927, contract made with the Greenough Construction Company, of 
Acton, for reconstructing about 11,050 feet of State highway on Chestnut and 
Dedham Streets, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $73,576.50. Work not commenced. 

Deerfield. 
Nov. 22, 1927, contract made with Charles E. Home, of Millbury, for con- 
structing and reconstructing about 17,005 feet of State highway on the North- 
ampton Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $145,162.00. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1927, 
$1,403.35. 

The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various counties 
during the year were: — 

Barnstable, $121,826 . 12 Hampden, $166,416 . 54 

Berkshire, $677,508 . 32 Hampshire, $42,232 . 45 

Bristol, $431,897.25 Middlesex, $8,765.02 

Dukes, $12,059 . 64 Plymouth, $207,094 . 42 

Franklin, $56.085 . 03 Worcester, $110,745 . 85 

Total, $1,834,630.64 
Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $14,305.35; Eastham, $52,567.91; Harwich, 
$3,731.26; Mashpee, $51,221.60. 

Berkshire County. — Becket, $42,906.56; Dalton, $84.89; Florida, $43,637.91; 
Hinsdale, $45,873.22; Lee, $1,521.82; North Adams, $10,286.12; Otis, $173,167.34; 
Pittsfield, $17,449.95; Sandisfield, $64,883.69: Williamstown, $277,696.82. 

Bristol County. — Dartmouth, $37,037.27; Rehoboth, $12,066.59; Seekonk, 
$31,070.56; Somerset, $22,095.43; Swansea, $99,854.12; Westport, $229,773.28. 

Dukes County. — Gay Head, $12,059.64. 

Franklin County. — Bernardston, $6,800.42; Buckland, $24,156.92; Conway, 
$8,736.33; Deerfield, $1,701.59; Gill, $75.80; Northfield, $14,613.97. 

Hampden County. — Monson, $107,098.95; Tolland, $477.36; West Springfield, 
$58,840.23. 

Hampshire County. — Huntington, $39,217.99; Williamsburg, $3,014.46. 

Middlesex County. — Framingham, $0.34; Lexington, $6,921.59; Littleton, 



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$318.43; Marlborough, $32.37; Sudbury, $18.65; Westford, $1,438.74; Wilmington, 
$28.29; Woburn, $6.61. 

Plymouth County. — Marshfield, $181,272.04; Plymouth, $25,822.38. 

Worcester County. — Charlton, $87,719.77; East Brookfield, $10,690.94; West- 
minster, $5,904,14; Winchendon, $6,431.00. 

Maintenance and Repair of State Highways. 
(Section 13, chapter 81, General Laws, and chapter 138, Acts of 1927.) 

The expenditures during the year in various counties were : — 

Barnstable, $507,363.14 Hampshire, $404,708.91 

Berkshire, $682,200.92 Middlesex, $572,185.31 

Bristol, $908,092.89 Norfolk, $746,058.47 

Dukes, $5,854.17 Plymouth, $425,452.43 

Essex, $588,703.50 Suffolk, $16,804.59 

Franklin, $136,751.66 Worcester, $1,018,752.77 

Hampden, $449,654.62 Total, $6,462,583.38 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $28,253.88; Bourne, $8,546.61; Brewster, 
$2,811.09; Chatham, $118,979.33: Dennis, $2,083.00; Eastham, $3,300.91; Fal- 
mouth, $132,211.22; Harwich, $93,468.99; Mashpee, $2,850.66; Orleans, $43,- 
678.95; Provincetown, $4,040.48; Sandwich, $58,906.54; Truro, $3,054.81; Well- 
fleet, $1,523.01; Yarmouth, $3,653.66. 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $2,086.54; Becket, $34,727.66; Cheshire, $202,- 
713.98; Clarksburg, $24,894.11; Dalton, $4,847.61; Egremont, $4,182.68; Florida, 
$59,721.05; Great Barrington, $9,826.44; Hancock, $2,317.33; Hinsdale, $2,508.58; 
Lanesboro, $8,896.84; Lee. $20,258.54; Lenox, $30,154.62; New Ashford, $3,304.32; 
New Marlborough, $315.97; North Adams ; $23,178.40; Otis, $3,455.14; Pittsfleld, 
$20,155.08; Richmond, $138,831.33; Sandisfield, $1,167.44: Savoy, $5,875.58; 
Sheffield, $7,249.16; Stockbridge, $42,815.24; Washington, $1,642.96; Williams- 
town, $20,312.27; Windsor, $6,762.05. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $4,878.80: Attleboro, $177,216.73; Berkley, $597.43; 
Dartmouth, $35,189.86; Dighton, $5,171.82; Easton, $6,666.80: Fairhaven, $2,- 
366.07; Fall River, $33.24; Freetown, $3,440.67; Mansfield, $3,904.11; Norton, 
$7,522.82: North Attleborough, $27,791.80; Raynham, $199,724.09; Rehoboth, 
$8,122.94'; Seekonk, $156,719.90: Somerset, $16,381.26: Swansea, $119,873.93; 
Taunton, $104,063.34; Westport, $28,427.28. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $1,517.44; Edgartown, $1,375.80; Gay Head, 
$572.19; Oak Bluffs, $423.12; Tisbury, $620.12; West Tisbury, $1,345.50. 

Essex County. — Amesbury. $35,153.77; Andover, $4,967.40; Beverly, $31,- 
126.85; Danvers, $3,853.58; Essex, $5,828.24: Gloucester, $23,869.95; Groveland, 
$1,906.66; Hamilton, $3,678.89; Haverhill, $22,154.77; Ipswich, $5,530.56; Law- 
rence, $1,442.29: Lynn, $8,886.83; Lynnfield, $2,108.92; Merrimac, $16,630.70; 
Methuen, $3,670.53; Middleton, $1,429.79; Newbury, $12,704.27; Newburyport, 
$58,635.38; North Andover, $133,212.68; Peabody, $3,189.22; Rockport, $46,- 
891.25; Rowley, $5,982.62; Salem, $6,409.56; Salisbury, $122,753.34; Saugus, 
$11,389.94; Swampscott, $2,280.84; Topsfield, $5,628.63; Wenham, $2,415.55; 
West Newbury, $4,970.49. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $1,663.99; Bernardston, $40,606.94; Buckland, 
$3,072.89; Charlemont, $19,467.72; Colrain, $1,019.62; Conway, $3,264.70; Deer- 
field, $16,313.15; Erving, $11,173.99; Gill, $477.24; Greenfield, $15,864.45; Mon- 
tague, $3,713.51; Northfield, $5,599.57; Orange, $5,019.58; Shelburne, $3,456.04; 
Sunderland, $2,238.79; Whately, $3,799.48. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $3,627.75; Blandford, $9,434.59; Brimfield, 
$2,286.36; Chester, $5,243.00; Chicopee, $8,761.44; East Longmeadow, $7,768.58; 
Holyoke, $3,643.21; Monson, $37,515.30; Palmer, $8,991.48; Russell, $45,712.80; 
Southwick, $3,327.93; Springfield, $84.04; Tolland, $895.35; Wales, $2,539.83; 
West Springfield, $26,046.56; Westfield, $206,906.97; Wilbraham, $76,869.43. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $6,935.45; Belchertown, $4,045.47; Cumming- 
ton, $11,466.92; Easthampton, $1,793.31; Goshen, $39,221.74; Granby, $124,- 
516.90; Hadley, $6,704.68; Hatfield, $2,477.57; Huntington, $10,135.97; North- 



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ampton, $14,629.96; Southampton, $3,509.48; South Hadley, $117,574.77; Ware, 
$8,895.67; Williamsburg, $52,801.02. 

Middlesex Coun ty. — Acton, $5,295.24; Arlington, $937.12; Ashby, $4,431.21; 
Ashland, SI, 121.85; Ayer, $59,596.76; Bedford, $538.56; Billerica, $25,002.80; 
Boxborough, $2,498.11; Burlington, $2,232.15; Chelmsford, $63,368.97; Concord, 
SS,53S.23; Dracut, $4,144.96; Framingham, $4,044.24; Groton, $2,052.28; HoUiston, 
$28,456.20: Hudson, $1,555.92; Lexington, $3,620.91; Lincoln, $1,228.29; Littleton, 
83,907.15; Lowell, $1,723.18; Maiden, $33.93; Marlborough, $13,911.26; Medford, 
$52,870.63; Melrose, $582.47; Natick, $6,737.97; Newton, $881.43; North Reading, 




ton, S54.323.15; Winchester, $22,025.31; Woburn, $16,398.47. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $6,992.61; Belhngham, $34,700.18; Braintree, $68,- 
361.72; Canton, $8,470.66; Cohasset, $5,609.94; Dedham, $4,015.14; Dover, 
8707.56; Foxborough $2,740.16; Franklin, $55,101.04; Holbrook, $6,231.95; 
Milton, $63,691.22; Needham, $56,264.04; Norfolk, $385.35; Norwood, $3,200.51: 
Plainville, S2.9S1.19; Quincv, $95,900.47; Randolph, $4,565.2o; Sharon, $212.20; 
Stoughton, $6,559.92; Walpole, $2,730.81; Wellesley, $673.11; Westwood, $764.59; 
Weymouth. S137.502.04: Wrentham, $177,696.81. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $4,650.92. Bridgewater, $13,300.79; Brockton, 
S102.475.6S; Duxbuiy, S64,698.65: East Bridgewater, $9,504.33; Hanover, $2,- 
7S7.12: Hingham. $50,688.70; Kingston, $68,713.65; Lakeville, $8,968.86; Marion, 
S3.567.71; Marshfield, 88,411.31; Mattapoisett, $1,857.45; Middleborough, $12,- 
787.26; Xorwell, $1,782.23; Pembroke, $5,932.21; Pljmiouth, $5,996.35; Rochester, 
$2,761.09; Rockland, $907.80; Scituate, $4,666.73; Wareham, $14,741.77; West 
Bridgewater, S29.077.73: Whitman, $7,174.09. 

Suffolk County.— Boston, $3,988.72; Chelsea, $3,903.09; Revere, $8,912.78. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $81,127.57; Athol, $28,602.52; Auburn, 
$4,320.69; Barre, $6,309.74: Blackstone, $5,848.25; Brookfield, $483.62; Charlton, 
$5,969.24: Clinton, S20.55: Douglas, $2,8S9.35; Dudley, $4,625.2S; East Brook- 
field, S1.1S0.56; Fitchburs;. $4S,432.1S: Gardner, $6,558.10; Grafton, $9,441.67; 
Hardwick, $565.25; Harvard, $2,715.42; Holden, $136,823.24; Hopedale, $386.64; 
Lancaster, SI, 612. 92; Leicester, $8,127.34; Leominster, $83,445.18; Lunenburg, 
$72,893.81; Mendon, $3,746.71; Milford, $4,043.76; Millbury, $2,733.50; MiUviUe, 
$5,116.66; New Braintree, $170.46; North Brookfield, $547.46; Northborough, 
$6,521.91; Northbridse, S1.41S.66; Oakham, $1,068.10; Oxford, $4,363.93; Paxton, 
$27,400.90: Petersham. $4,365.15; Phillipston, $2,580.29; Princeton, $1,759.60; 
Rutland. SS.966.02: Shrewsbury. $13,219.88; Southborough, $2,721.11; South- 
bridge, S475.15; Spencer, $2,461.60: Sterling, S13,216.86; Sturbridge, $5,059.92; 
Sutton, $6,517.75: Templeton, $7,603.04; Upton, $5,198.35; Uxbridge, $4,963.38; 
Warren. S5.495.15: Webster, $1,292.86; West Bovlston, $23,069.18; West Brook- 
field, $2,229.40; Westborousk, $2,293.40; Westminster, $112,591.98; Winchendon, 
$108,221.49; Worcester, $114,940.04. 

Highway Improvements Authorized by Special Acts. 

The following contract was entered into during the year for the construction 
of town ways in the Five Western Counties, in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter 221, Acts of 1915, as amended by chapter 572, Acts of 1920: — 

Granville-Southwick. — July 5, 1927. contract made with the Kelleher Corpo- 
ration, of Montague, for widening about 450 feet of highway on the Gorge Road 
in Granville, and about 150 feet of highway on the same road in Southwick. The 
proposal amounted to S7.4S0.50. Work completed September 27, 1927. Ex- 
penditure during 1927, $8,080.52. 

The total expenditures during the year for the construction of these highways 
in the Five Western Counties amounted to $92,351.06, details of which follow: — 

Route Xo. 6. — Peru-Worthington, $70,706.31. 
Route Xo. 9. — Granville-Southwick, $21,643.31. 
Route Xo. 14. — Orange-Warwick, $1.44. 



P.D. 54 25 

Southern Route to Accommodate Traffic between Boston and the Ter- 
ritory to the South and East Thereof. 

Under the provisions of chapters 330 and 344, Acts of 1925, as amended by 
chapter 369, Acts of 1926, the Division of Highways was authorized to lay out 
and construct convenient and adequate ways for motor vehicles and other traffic 
in the cities of Boston and Quincy. Upon the completion of this route (Southern 
Artery) all parts of said ways shall become public streets or ways of the respective 
cities within which they lie and be kept in good condition and repair by them. 

A contract for the construction of a portion of the Southern Artery was entered 
into during the year as follows : — 

Quincy. — December 28, 1926, contract made with Paul Caputo, of Boston, 
for constructing about 10,484 feet of highway, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $226,465.70. Work completed November 
29, 1927. Expenditure during 1927, $225,748.25. 

FEDERAL AID IN CONSTRUCTING HIGHWAYS. 

Statements as to the acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legislature 
with respect to co-operation between the United States and the States in the con- 
struction and maintenance of highways, including the Federal Highway Act 
approved Nov. 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports of this Department 
for the years 1920-1926, inc. 

The following Federal aid allotments have thus far been made to Massa- 
chusetts: — 

For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 



year ending June 
year ending June 
year ending June 
year ending June 
year ending June 
year ending June 
year ending June 
year ending June 
year ending June 
year ending June 
year ending June 
year ending June 



30, 1917 




• 






$73,850 94 


30, 1918 










147,701 90 


30, 1919 










958,145 15 


30, 1920 










1,400,078 27 


30, 1921 










1,472,788 83 


30, 1922 










1,096,176 04 


30, 1923 










730,784 03 


30, 1924 










950,448 62 


30, 1925 










1,089,806 22 


30, 1926 










1,099,891 00 


30, 1927 










1,089,055 00 


30, 1928 










1,089,100 00 



Total $11,197,826 00 

The total amount received by Massachusetts from 1916 to Nov. 30, 1927, is 
$7,751,857.71. 

Projects to the number of 24 have been prepared in addition to those shown in 
the report of the Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, for 1926. 
The total mileage included in the various Federal aid road projects in this State 
from the commencement of work of this character to Nov. 30, 1927, inclusive, 
is 533.999. The mileage in various counties is : — 



Barnstable, 44.781 miles 
Berkshire, 73.003 miles 
Bristol, 61.084 miles 
Dukes, 3.117 miles 
Essex, 54.612 miles 
Franklin, 20.120 miles 



Hampden, 33.514 miles 
Hampshire, 30.169 miles 
Middlesex, 49.558 miles 
Norfolk, 32.309 miles 
Plymouth, 52.992 miles 
Worcester, 78.740 miles 



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11 
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14 
15 
17 
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21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
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27 
28 



29 
30 
31 
32 
33 



34 
35 
36 



37 
38 
39 



40 
41 
42 
43 

44 



45 

46 

47 
50 
51 



52 
53 



54 



55 
56 
57 
58 
59 
60 
61 



P.D. 54 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects 1 to Nov. 30, 1927. 



Amount of 

Town or City. Miles. Federal Aid Amount 

involved. received. 

Acushnet-Fairhaven . . . 2.182 $21,820 00 $21,820 00 

Hanover 2.708 19,480 36 19,480 36 

Malden-Melrose-Saugus . . 1.162 11,620 00 11,620 00 

Danvers 1.325 15,460 22 15,460 22 

Windsor-Dalton .... 3.240 64,800 00 64,800 00 

Sandwich 1.818 10,678 02 10,678 02 

Cummington . . . .4.659 86,816 53 86,816 53 

Athol-Petersham . . . 7.016 90,074 51 90,074 51 

Saugus 3.122 65,472 27 65,472 27 

Braintree 2.420 40,554 80 40,554 80 

Concord-Acton-Littleton . . 4.849 77,600 87 77,600 87 

Ipswich 2.173 21,851 50 21,851 50 

Littleton-Groton . . . 6.450 130,504 25 130,504 25 

Barnstable 3.331 22,687 65 22,687 65 

Norwell-Hingham . . . 4.380 59,501 75 59,501 75 

Lynnfield-Peabody . . . 1.794 35,880 00 35,880 00 

Lunenburg . . . .2.797 55,940 00 55,940 00 

Taunton 2.116 42,320 00 42,320 00 

Tewksbury . . . .2.909 35,211 82 35,211 82 

Pittsfield-Hancock . . . 3.637 72,483 32 72,483 32 

Greenfield-Bernardston . . 6.426 88,270 71 88,270 71 

Great Barrington . . . 2.123 31,348 89 31,348 89 

Seekonk 2.756 19,527 75 19,527 75 

Billerica 0.578 38,389 77 38,389 77 

Greenfield-Shelburne : 

Section 1 . . . .5.134 102,680 00 102,680 00 

Section 2 . . . .4.401 88,020 00 88,020 00 

Hamilton- Wenham . . . 1.766 20,207 27 20,207 27 
Lanesborough : 

Section A . . . .0.990 19,780 00 19,780 00 

Section B . . . .2.690 53,800 00 53,800 00 

Ware 2.626 46,557 55 46,557 55 

Brimfield 4.206 84,120 00 84,120 00 

Danvers-Peabody . . . 1.107 22,140 00 22,140 00 

Huntington . . . .3.078 97,163 48 97,163 48 
Acton- Littleton : 

Section A . . . .2.182 43,640 00 43,640 00 

Section B . . . . 1 . 624 25,847 25 25,847 25 

Dudley 1.359 27,180 00 27,180 00 

Haverhill-Methuen . . . 4.544 90,880 00 90,880 00 
Eastham-Wellfleet-Provincetown : 

Section A .... 10.690 91,34785 91,34785 

Section B . . . .6.548 75,935 60 75,935 60 

Section C . . . .8.043 86,130 51 86,130 51 

Egremont 1.164 20,579 07 20,579 07 

Peabody-Danvers .2.827 56,540 00 56,540 00 

Williamstown-New Ashford-Lanes- 

borough: 

Section A .... 0.020 9,12364 9,12364 

Section B . . . .3.323 65,980 00 65,980 00 

East Brookfield . . . . 1.011 20,220 00 20,220 00 

Ashby 1.250 22,141 03 22,141 03 

Washington . . . .2.291 45,820 00 45,820 00 

Leicester . . . .0.638 12,760 00 12,760 00 
Goshen-Cummingt on- Windsor : 

Section A . . . .1.494 29,880 00 29,880 00 

Section B . . . .1.479 50,183 37 50,183 37 

Section C . . . .3.780 82,915 42 82,915 42 

Palmer: 

Sections A and C . . . 1.795 35,900 00 
Upton-Hopedale : 

Section A . . . .1.672 33,440 00 33,440 00 

Barre-Oakham . . . .1.737 37,200 75 37,200 75 

Lunenburg . . . .1.763 35,260 00 35,260 00 
Mendon-Uxbridge : 

Section A . . . .1.959 39,180 00 39,180 00 

Section B . . . .2.504 50,080 00 50,080 00 

Oxford 3.208 64,160 00 64,160 00 

East Brookfield-Spencer-West Brook- 
field: 

Section A . . . .0.890 17,800 00 17,800 00 

Section B . . . .1.682 33,640 00 33,640 00 

Section A . . . . 0.829 16,580 00 16,580 00 

Section B . . . . 2.691 53,820 00 53,820 00 

Quincy 0.549 10,980 00 10,980 00 

Stoughton . . . .2.141 42,820 00 42,820 00 

Winchester-Woburn . . . 3.042 59,131 31 59,131 31 

Littleton 1.345 26,900 00 26,900 00 

Egremont 0.784 15,678 18 15,678 18 

Middleton-Danvers . . . 1.907 38,224 70 38,224 70 

Winchendon-Templeton . . 5.393 106,117 44 106,117 44 



Remarks. 

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Work 
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completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



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Work 
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completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



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35,900 00 Work completed. 



Work completed. 
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completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



1 All of these projects are now, or will be later, State highways. 



P.D. 54 27 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1927. — Continued. 











Amount of 








No. 


Town or City. 


Miles. 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










involved. 


received. 


Remarks. 


62 


Danvers-Topsfield : 
















Section A 


3 . 009 


$60,180 


$60,180 


Work completed. 




Section B 


, 


3.513 


76,959 


91 


76,959 


91 


Work completed. 


63 


Essex-Ipswich 




4.489 


89,780 


00 


89,780 


00 


Work completed. 


64 


Norwood 


, 


1 . 065 


21,300 


00 


21,300 


00 


Work completed. 


65 


North Adams 




1 . 638 


32,760 


00 


32,760 


00 


Work completed. 


69 


Haverhill 


, B 


2.657 


53,049 


24 


53,049 


24 


Work completed. 


70 


Palmer 




2.550 


51,000 


00 


51,000 


00 


Work completed. 


71 


Wrentham . 




1 . 846 


36,940 


00 


36,940 


00 


Work completed. 


72 


Walpole 




3.078 


61,560 


00 


61,560 


00 


Work completed. 


73 


Southwick . 




6 . 879 


111,757 


95 


111,757 


95 


Work completed. 


74 


Becket 




0.156 


13,095 


66 


13,095 


66 


Work completed. 


75 


Topsfield-Ipswich-Rowlej -Newbui 


y: 














Section A . 


. 10.207 


207,163 


37 


207,163 


37 


Work completed. 


76 


Norfolk .... 


1.447 


28,940 


00 


28,940 


00 


Work completed. 


77 


Merrimac .... 


1.020 


20,397 


73 


20,397 


73 


Work completed. 


78 


Burlington .... 


3.761 


75,220 


00 


75,220 


00 


Work completed. 


79 
80 


Great Barrington 
Lee: 

Section A 


2.991 


59,820 


00 


59,820 


00 


Work completed. 


0.909 


18,180 


00 


18,180 


00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


0.283 


4,245 


00 


4,245 


00 


Work completed. 


83 


Pembroke .... 


2.121 


31,815 


00 


31,815 


00 


Work completed. 


84 


Sterling- West Boylston 


3.491 


51,974 


04 


51,974 


04 


Work completed. 


85 


Dalton- (Hinsdale Road): 
















Section A 


1 . 033 


20,660 


00 


20,660 


00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


0.066 


7,120 


50 


7,120 


50 


Work completed. 


86 


Gay Head .... 


3.117 


40,783 


51 


40,783 


51 


Work completed. 


87 


Dalton (Windsor Road) : 
















Section A 


1.056 


21,120 


00 


21,120 


00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


0.038 


5,429 


50 


5,429 


50 


Work completed. 


89 


Easton: 
















Sections A and B 


3.540 


70,800 


00 


70,800 


00 


Work completed. 




Section C . . . 


3.840 


62,400 


00 


62,400 


00 


Work completed. 


90 


Brookfield-East Brookfield . 


1.227 


25,324 


95 


25,324 


95 


Work completed. 


91 


Lowell .... 


0.977 


19,537 


87 


19.537 


87 


Work completed. 


93 


Wilbraham 


0.208 


67,506 


06 


67,506 


06 


Work completed. 


94 


Otis-Sandisfield . 


7 . 565 


122,931 


25 


122,931 


25 


Work completed. 


95 


Westfield .... 


0.148 


12,677 


08 


12,677 


08 


Work completed. 


96 


Rochester- Wareham 


4.031 


68,979 


93 


68,979 


93 


Work completed. 


98 


Sheffield .... 


3.052 


61,133 


85 


61,133 


85 


Work completed. 


99 


Gloucester .... 


1.191 


19,353 


75 


19,353 


75 


Work completed. 


00 


Rutland .... 


3.640 


59,150 


00 


59,150 


00 


Work completed. 


01A 


Hinsdale .... 


0.297 


4,455 


00 


4,455 


00 


Work completed. 


01B 


Hinsdale 


0.858 


26,602 


48 






Work completed. 


02A 


Plainville-Wrentham . 


3.254 


48,810 00 


48,810 


00 


Work completed. 


03 


Adams .... 


0.568 


9,230 


00 


9,230 


00 


Work completed. 


04 


Milton .... 


3 . 534 


70,680 00 


70,680 


00 


Work completed. 


05 


Rehoboth .... 


1.438 


28,760 


00 


28,760 


00 


Work completed. 


06 


Bourne .... 


0.522 


35,002 


00 


35,002 


00 


Work completed. 


07 


Southampton 


2.203 


44,060 


00 


44,060 


00 


Work completed. 


08 


Lakeville-Freetown 


4.583 


71,706 


11 


71,706 


11 


Work completed. 


09 


West Brookfield . 


0.066 


10,283 


73 


10,283 


73 


Work completed. 


10 


Middleborough-Bridgewater 


0.109 


24,580 


87 


24,580 


87 


Work completed. 


11 


Braintree .... 


0.371 


7,200 


00 


7,200 


00 


Work completed. 


12 


North Attleborough-Attleborough 


3.278 


65,560 


00 


65,560 


00 


Work completed. 


13 


Swansea .... 


0.692 


11,245 


00 


11,245 


00 


Work completed. 


13B 


Swansea-Somerset 


3.503 


64,439 


74 


64,439 


74 


Work completed. 


14 


Lenox .... 


2.408 


39,130 


00 


39,130 


00 


Work completed. 


15 


Plymouth .... 


1.680 


25,522 


53 


25,522 


53 


Work completed. 


16 


Norwood- Walpole 


2.453 


40,878 91 


40,878 91 


Work completed. 


17A 


Chelmsford 


1.377 


27,540 


00 


27,540 


00 


Work completed. 


17B 


Chelmsford-Tyngsboro 


4.625 


89,713 


81 


89,713 


81 


Work completed. 


18A 


Brookfield . 


0.620 


12,400 


00 


12,400 


00 


Work completed. 


18B 


Brookfield .... 


0.251 


3,765 


00 


3,765 


00 


Work completed. 


19A 


Essex . 


0.406 


8,120 


00 


8,120 


00 


Work completed. 


20A 


Lakeville .... 


4.789 


71,835 00 


71,835 


00 


Work completed. 


20B 


Berkley . 


0.864 


12,960 00 


12,960 00 


Work completed. 


20C 


Taunton-Berkley 


2.758 


41,370 00 


41,370 


00 


Work completed. 


20D 


Taunton . 


0.862 


12,930 


00 


12,930 


00 


Work completed. 


21A 


Abington . 


0.947 


17,887 


34 


17,887 


34 


Work completed. 


21B 


Bridgewater . 


0.113 


16,568 


31 


16,568 


31 


Work completed. 


21C 


Weymouth . 


2.720 


40,800 


00 






Work underway. 


21D 


East Bridgewater-Whitman . 


2.000 


30,000 


00 






Work underway. 


22A 


Barnstable . 


0.066 


18,711 


51 


18,711 


51 


Work completed. 


22B 


Barnstable-Mashpee 


2.482 


37,230 


00 






Work completed. 


23A 


Southampton . 


2.461 


47,155 


67 


47,155 


67 


Work completed. 


24A 


Wayland . . . . . 


0.189 


30,296 


68 


30,296 


68 


Work completed. 


25A 


Wareham . 


3.086 


68,316 


11 


68,316 


11 


Work completed. 


25B 


Wareham . 


2.761 


41,415 


00 


41,415 


00 


Work completed. 


27 A 


Holyoke . 


4.136 


62,040 


00 


62,040 


00 


Work completed. 


28A 


Hinsdale . . . . . 


0.066 


8,598 


63 


8,598 


63 


Work completed. 


28B 


Hinsdale . 


0.952 


14,280 


00 


14,280 


00 


Work completed. 


29A 


Dighton-Somerset 


3.465 


51,975 


00 


51,975 


00 


Work completed. 


29B 


Somerset . . . . . 


4.340 


65,511 


29 


65,511 


29 


Work completed. 


30A 


Auburn-Oxford . 


4.208 


63,120 


00 


63,120 


00 


Work completed. 


31A 


Wilbraham 


. 


0.530 


7,950 


00 


7,950 


00 


Work completed. 



28 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1927. 



P.D. 54 

Concluded. 



No. Town or City. 


131B Wilbraham 


132A Duxbury-Kingston 




133A North Andover . 




133B North Andover . 




134A Barre 




135A Russell 




135B Westfield-Russell 




135C Russell 




136 A Agawam 




136B Agawam . 




136C Agawam . 




137A Sheffield . 




138 A Chester 




139A Brimfield . 




140A Lenox-Lee . 




140B Lee . 




141 A Williamsburg 




141B Goshen-Williamsburg 




141C Northampton-Williamsburg 


142A Fitchburg-Westminster 


143 Fairhaven-Mattapoisett 


144A Canton-St ought on 


145A Ashland-Holliston 


146A Paxton 


146B Paxton-Worcester 


147A Lenox-Pittsfield . 


148A Raynham . 


148B Raynham-Taunton 


149A Middleborough . 


150A Littleton-Westford 


150B Westford . 


151A 


& B Swansea-Somerset 


152A Dartmouth 


152B Dartmouth 


152C Westport . 


153A Southampton-Easthampton 


154A Sturbridge . 


155A West Springfield . 


156A Orange 


157A Sandisfield-Tolland 


157B Sandisfield . 


158A Dalton 


159A Seekonk-Rehoboth-Swansea 


159B Seekonk 


159C Swansea 


160A Lenox-Lee-Stockbridge 


161A Brockton-W. Bridgewater 


162A Holliston . 


163A Amherst 


164A Westminster-Winchendon 


164B Westminster-Ashburnham 


165A Winchendon 


166 Becket-Otis 




168A Deerfield 




169A Merrimac-Amesbury 




171 A Chelmsford 




172A Leominster-Sterling 




173A Cheshire 




174A Marshfield 






175A Sandwich 


. 




175B Orleans 


. 




176A Plymouth 






177A Chatham 


, . 




177B Orleans 






178A Chelmsford 




179A Falmouth . 




180A Franklin-Wrentham 




181A Florida-North Adams 




182A Lunenburg 




183A Amesbury-Salisbury 




184A Charlton . 




185A Buckland 


, 





Miles. 



1.012 
2.123 
0.615 
0.771 
1.217 
0.557 
3.607 
3.291 
1.331 
1.515 
1.000 
0.170 
0.097 
0.103 
3.519 
0.057 
0.211 
5.042 
4.146 
3.960 
3.245 
4.306 
3.330 
1.783 
4.930 
2.349 
1.657 
2.861 
5.586 
1.985 
2.660 



0.464 
1.401 
2.858 
4.634 
1.410 
2.503 
0.549 
1.058 
0.644 
0.473 
0.430 
1.899 
2.251 
2.767 
5.453 
3.823 
3.315 
0.052 
0.750 
3.607 
2.460 
6.043 
1.856 
3.397 
1.536 
2.718 
4.377 
4.533 
0.217 
1.904 
5.032 
3.964 
1.802 
1.262 
3.394 
3.125 
2.818 
1.312 
1.922 
2.848 
1.245 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved. 

$15,180 00 
31,845 00 

9,225 00 
11,565 00 
18,255 00 
13,919 60 
54,075 00 
54,052 37 
19,965 00 
22,725 00 
15,000 00 
22,710 05 
10.818 36 

6,075 05 
52,785 00 
26,620 13 

8,880 65 
95,783 17 
62,190 00 
69,171 34 

52.079 86 
64,436 20 
34,645 01 
26,745 00 
73,950 00 
35,235 00 
24,855 00 
42,915 00 
83,790 00 
29,775 00 
39,900 00 

89,138 06 
21,015 00 
42,870 00 
69,510 00 
21,150 00 
37,545 00 

8,235 00 
15,870 00 
34,803 50 
34,116 12 
22,087 67 
49,876 52 
33,765 00 
41,505 00 
81,795 00 
57,345 00 
49,725 00 

3,787 09 
41,118 39 
54,105 00 
36,900 00 
99,570 72 
27,840 00 
50,955 00 
23,040 00 
40,770 00 
75,790 38 
67,995 00 
23,396 50 
28,471 57 
75,480 00 

57.080 10 
27,030 00 
18,930 00 
50,910 00 
46,875 00 
42,270 00 
19,680 00 
28,830 00 
42,720 00 
18,675 00 



Amount 
received. 



$9,225 00 

11,565 00 

18,255 00 

13,919 60 



19,965 00 
22,725 00 
15,000 00 
22,710 05 
10,818 36 

6,075 05 
43,399 66 
26,620 13 

8,880 65 
60,188 08 

69,171 34 
52,079 86 
64,436 20 
34,645 01 
26,745 00 



24,855 00 

83,790 00 
29,775 00 
39,900 00 

89,138 06 
21,015 00 
42,870 00 

21,150 00 
37,545 00 

15,870 00 
34,803 50 

22,087 67 
49,876 52 



57,345 00 

49,725 00 

3,787 09 

26,555 45 



50,955 00 
23,040 00 

37,521 63 



Remarks. 



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Work 
Work 
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Work 
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Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
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Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
underway, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
underway, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
underway, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 



Total . 



533 999 $9,430,199 69 $7,751,857 71 



BRIDGES. 
During the year the Department has prepared designs and plans for, and done 
other work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The various 
cities and towns, the localities therein, the character of the structure and other 
details are as follows: — 



P.D. 54 29 

Bridges and Structures Built or Contracted for. 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure. 
Bolton — Seven Bridge Road over Still River; one 30-foot span, reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Dover-Needham — Charles River Road and Dover Street, over Charles River; 

two 19.5-foot spans and three 20-foot spans, reinforced concrete pile trestle. 
East Bridgewater — Washington Street over Satucket River; one 25-foot span, 

reinforced concrete beam. 
Fitchburg — Lunenburg Road over Baker Brook; one 25-foot span, reinforced 

concrete beam. 
Granby — Belchertown Road over Stony Brook; one 24-foot span, reinforced 

concrete beam. 
Granby — North Street over Bachelor Brook; one 20-foot span, reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Huntington — Worthington Road over Westfield River; three 85-foot spans, 

deck steel truss. 
Lancaster — Seven Bridge Road over Nashua River; two 45-foot spans, reinforced 

concrete beam. 
Lenox — Pittsfield Road over Yokun River; one 8-foot span, reinforced concrete 

box culvert. 
Marlborough — Boston Post Road relocation over brook; one 15-foot span, 

reinforced concrete slab. 
Monson — Tenneyville Road over Chicopee Brook; one 40-foot span reinforced 

concrete beam. 
Otis — Sandisfield Road over Farmington River; one 40-foot span, reinforced 

concrete beam. 
Richmond — State Highway over Brook; one 12-foot span, reinforced concrete 

slab. 
Sandisfield — New Boston Road over Farmington River; one 136-foot span, 

through steel truss, concrete abutments. 
Seekonk — Pond Street over Ten Mile River; one 31.5-foot span, reinforced 

concrete beam. 
Spencer — North Spencer Road over Seven Mile River; one 14-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete slab. 
Sudbury — Boston Post Road relocation over driveway; 15-foot by 15-foot rein- 
forced concrete underpass. 
West Springfield — Westfield Road over Black Brook; 9-foot by 10-foot reinforced 

concrete box culvert. 
West Stockbridge — Great Barrington Road over Williams River; one 42.5-foot 

span, reinforced concrete beam. 
West Stockbridge — Shaker Mill Bridge over Williams River; one 44-foot span, 

reinforced concrete beam. 
Weymouth — State Highway over Mill River; one 16-foot span, reinforced concrete 

slab. 

Alterations, Repairs and Extensions to Bridges and Structures 

Completed in 1927. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work. 

Ayer-Shirley — State Highway over Nashua River; extension of 2 span reinforced 

concrete beam bridge. 
Bernardston — Northfield Road over Dry Brook; extension of reinforced concrete 

slab. 
Buckland-Charlemont — Scott's Bridge over Deerfield River; cleaning and 

painting steel. 
Essex — State Highway over Essex River; repairs to reinforced concrete arch. 
Fitchburg — Lunenburg Road over Baker Brook; extension of reinforced concrete 

slab. 
Florida — Mohawk Trail over Branch Cold River; extension of reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Lunenburg — Fitchburg Road over Pearl Hill Brook; extension of reinforced 

concrete slab. 



30 P.D. 54 

Newbury — Shore Road over Parker River; repairs to pier foundations. 

Pittsfield — Richmond Road over Hall Brook; reinforced concrete beam extension 
to I-beam concrete slab. 

Pittsfield — Richmond Road over Shaker Brook; reinforced concrete beam ex- 
tension to I-beam concrete slab. 

Rochester — Mary's Pond Road over outlet to Leonard's Pond; extension of rein- 
forced concrete arch culvert. 

Russell — Westfield Road over Potash Brook; reinforced concrete beam extension 
to stone arch. 

Taunton — Providence Road over Three Mile River; new curb and road surface. 

Westfield — State Highway (Springfield Road) over Little River; cleaning and 
painting 2 span steel truss. 

Wrentham — State Highway over Brook; repairs to bridge (mopping floor.) 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures. 
Plans, Studies or Estimates made. 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure. 

Amesbury — Mary Street Extension over Powow River; reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Andover — North Main Street over Boston and Maine Railroad; steel bridge. 
Andover — Main Street over Shawsheen River; extension of stone arch. 
Becket — over Westfield River; extension of reinforced concrete beam bridge 

20-foot span. 
Becket — over Westfield River; extension of reinforced concrete arch, 14-foot 

span. 
Bernardston — over Boston and Maine Railroad, Connecticut Division; three 

spans, reinforced concrete beam. 
Bourne — Woods Hole Road over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; 

study for overhead bridge on new location to abolish underpass. 
Bridgewater-Middleboro — Bedford Street over Taunton River; two 38-foot 

spans and one 45-foot span, reinforced concrete beam. 
Charlton — Oxford Road over Cady Brook; one 11.5-foot span, reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Charlton — Oxford Road over Little River; one 20-foot span, reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Chailton — Sturbridge Road over Globe Brook: one 11-foot span, reinforced 

concrete slab. 
Dedham — Washington Street over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; 

one 62.17-foot span, reinforced concrete girder, beam and slab. 
Dedham — Washington Street over Mother Brook; one 19.25-foot span, reinforced 

concrete beam extension. 
Dudley — over Tuft's Branch Quinebaug River; one 11-foot span, reinforced 

concrete slab. 
East Bridgewater — Bedford Street over Forge Pond; design for sidewalk. 
Easthampton — River Road over Manhan River; two 60-foot spans, reinforced 

concrete beam. 
Falmouth — State Highway over Childs River; one 26.5-foot span, reinforced 

concrete beam. 
Florida-Savoy — over Cold River; reinforced concrete arch extension. 
Franklin — BeUingham Road over Mine Brook; extension of reinforced concrete 

slab. 
Hinsdale — Washington Road over Boston and Albany Railroad; one 58.5-foot 

span, steel bridge. 
Hudson — Cox Street over Assabet River; two 27-foot spans, reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Marion- Wareham — State Highway over Weweantic River; reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Newbury — Shore Road over Parker River; five 60-foot spans, reinforced concrete 

beam. 
Peru — Hinsdale-Middlefield Road over Branch Housatonic River; 18.62-foot span, 

reinforced concrete slab. 



P.D. 54 31 

Revere — Squire Road Extension, Boston and Maine Railroad and Boston, Revere 

Beach and Lynn Railroad ; two bridges. 
Rochester — Mary's Pond Road over outlet to Leonard's Pond; two 7-foot spans, 

reinforced concrete slab extension. 
Rochester — Mary's Pond Road over outlet to Leonard's Pond; four spans, rein- 
forced concrete slab extension. 
Russell — Blandford Stage Road over Freeland Brook; reinforced concrete slab 

extension. 
Saugus — Newburyport Turnpike over Saugus River; 22-foot span, extension 

of reinforced concrete box; culvert. 
South Hadley — Notch Road over Batchelder Brook; 29.5-foot span, reinforced 

concrete beam extension. 
Stockbridge — Tuckerman Bridge over Housatonic River; 96-foot span, steel 

bridge. 
Sturbridge — over Crystal Pond, Hobb's Brook; 8-foot span, reinforced concrete 

slab. 
Sturbridge — over Quinebaug River; 50-foot span, reinforced concrete beam. 
Templeton — Cut-off over Boston and Albany Railroad; study. 
Templeton — North Main Street over Otter River; 31-foot span, I-beam, wood 

floor. 
Townsend — State Highway over Squannacook River; reconstruction of floor 

system. 
Williamstown — over Hoosic River; proposed repairs to 115-foot span steel bridge. 
Wilmington — State Highway over Boston and Maine Railroad. Southern 

Division; study for proposed bridge. 
Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Cities and Towns. 
Towns, Locality and Character of Work. 
Ashland — Homer Avenue over Cold Spring Brook; examination and estimate 

for widening and strengthening. 
Charlton — Saundersdale Road over Vinton Brook; advice on reconstruction. 
Cheshire — Sand Hill Road over Dry Brook; estimate for repairs and partial 

rebuilding. 
Chesterfield — Worthington Road over West Branch Westfield River; estimate 

for strengthening. 
Clarksburg — Cross Road from River Road to Middle Road over Hudson Brook; 

plans and estimate for reinforced concrete beam. 
Clarksburg — Hall's Bridge over West Branch Hoosic River; examination in 

regard to flood damage. 
Clarksburg — Bridge 100 feet west of Hall's Bridge over Hoosic River; exami- 
nation in regard to flood damage. 
Clarksburg — Aldrich Bridge over Hoosic River; examination in regard to flood 

damage. 
Dartmouth — Apponaganset Bridge over Apponaganset River; estimates for new 

bridge or repairs. 
Dover-Sherborn — Farm Street over Charles River; examination and report on 

strength and estimate for new bridge. 
Great Barrington — Egremont Road over Green River; examination and report 

on strength. 
Great Barrington — Bridge Street over Housatonic River; examination and report 

on strength. 
Greenfield-Deerfield — Makepeace Bridge over Deerfield River; examination. 
Norton — Cross Street over dam spillway, Rumford River; plans and estimate 

for reinforced concrete slab bridge. 
Rochester — New Bedford Road over Mattapoisett River; advice on recon- 
struction. 
Saugus — Central Street over Saugus River; inspection, report and estimate for 

a reinforced concrete bridge. 
Saugus — Elm Street over Saugus River; inspection, report and estimate for a 

reinforced concrete bridge. 
Saugus — Ballard Street over Tide Water Creek to Saugus River; inspection, 

report and estimate for a reinforced concrete bridge. 



32 P.D. 54 

Saugus — Bristow Street over Tide Water Creek to Saugus River; inspection, 

and report on wooden culvert. 
Saugus — Highland Avenue over Silver Brook; inspection, report and estimate 

for a reinforced concrete bridge. 
Southwick — Loomis Street over Munn Brook; advice on repairs due to flood 

damage. 
Tyngsborough — Lowell-Nashua Road over Merrimack River and Boston and 

Maine Railroad; examination for Middlesex County. 
Windsor — Polly's Bridge over Baldwin Brook; examination and estimate for 

reconstruction. 
Windsor — Savoy Road at Junction of road to Windsor Jams; examination and 

estimate for reconstruction. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., by direction of the Department. 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Subject. 

Andover — Haverhill Street, underpass Boston and Maine Railroad; examination. 
Buckland — Railroad bridge adjacent to new cut-off; advice in respect to grade 

of road in reference to Boston and Maine bridge. 
Chicopee-West Springfield — Over Connecticut River; examination of through 

steel truss, and report. 
Dalton — Center Bridge over Housatonic River; examination and report on 

strength. 
Deerfield — Estimate for bridge separating grade of State Highway from grade 

of intersecting road. 
Dudley — Perry Street over Canal; examination as to strength for carrying busses. 
Dudley — Pern- Street over French River; examination as to strength for carrying 

busses. 
Duxbury — Powder Point Bridge over Duxbury Bay; inspection as to fire hazard. 
East Longmeadow — Bridge over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; 

examination and report on strength. 
Fairhaven-New Bedford — Over Acushnet River; examination and report as to 

condition, estimate for repairs. 
Franklin — Bellingham Road over Midland Division, New York, New Haven 

and Hartford Railroad; estimate on widening and reconstruction. 
Marshfield — Examination of Scituate-Marshfield State Highway Bridge over 

North River, New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad bridge, and 

Little Bridge on State Highway over North River, in regard to navigation 

clearances. 
Montague-Erving — Studies for relocation of State Highway and bridges. 
Northampton — Goshen-Cummington Road over Beaver Brook; examination. 
Palmer — State Highway under Boston and Albany Railroad; examination and 

estimate for reconstruction of two underpasses. 
Pittsflsld — Dalton Road over Boston and Albany Railroad. 
Salisbury — State Highway over Boston and Maine Railroad; study of grade 

and head room. 
Sandisfield — New Boston Road over Farmington River; estimate on repairs. 
Stoughton — Washington Street over New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road: examination and estimate for reconstruction. 
Uxbridge — Mendon Street over outlets to Mill Pond; examination of three 

bridges in regard to carrying busses of New York, New Haven and Hartford 

Railroad. 
West Springfield — Westerly underpass, Boston and Albany Railroad; examination 

in connection with proposed abandonment. 
West Springtield-Chicopee — Over Connecticut River; examination and report. 
Williamsburg — Goshen-Cummington Road over Mill River; examination. 
Williamstown — State Highway, Pittsfield-WiUiamstown, over Green River; 

examination and estimate for -12-foot span reinforced concrete beam. 
Woburn — Salem Street over Boston and Maine Railroad, main line, Southern 

Division; examination in regard to reconstruction by Boston and Maine 

Railroad. 



P.D. 54 33 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Other Departments. 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work. 
Cambridge — Circumferential highway. Estimates made for two proposed 

bridges to abolish grade crossings. 
Chester — Examination of three bridges, on Middlefield Road over Westfield 

River, on Depot Street and on Maple Street, in regard to flood damage, 

at request of Department of Public Safety ; 
Easthampton — Cottage Street over spillway. Examination for strength at 

request of Department of Public Utilities. 
Medford — Estimate for bridges over Mystic River and Southern Division of 

Boston and Maine Railroad, in connection with chapter 40, Resolves of 1927. 

Bridge Plans Submitted and Examined during the Year under the provisions of Chapter 
85, General Laws, as amended by chapter 313, Acts of 1923. 
Cities and Towns, Location, Character of Work and Date of Approval. 

Auburn — Rochdale Street over Stoneville Mill Flume; 14-foot span, reinforced 

concrete slab; approved August 30, 1927. 
Berlin — Northborough Road over North Brook; 18-foot span, reinforced concrete 

slab; approved September 13, 1927. 
Brockton — Elmwood Avenue over Salisbury Brook; 15-foot span, reinforced 

concrete slab; approved August 9, 1927. 
Concord — Pine Street over Assabet River; four spans, total length 56 feet, timber 

bridge; approved May 10, 1927. 
Conway — Shelburne Falls Road over Bear River: two 26.5-foot spans, reinforced 

concrete beam; approved August 16, 1927. 
Danvers — Water Street over Waters Rivers; two spans, total length 49 feet, 

reinforced concrete slab; approved June 7, 1927. 
Easthampton — Cottage Street over Spillway (Broad Brook); one 27-foot to 30.5- 
foot span, I-beam solid floor; approved July 12, 1927. 
Egremont — Jug End Road over Karner Brook; 12-foot span, I-beam concrete 

arch; approved September 13, 1927. 
Framingham — Salem End Road over Stony Brook Reservoir No. 1; 30-foot span, 

reinforced concrete beam; approved August 9, 1927. 
Fall River — Weaver Street over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, 

Old Colonv Division; 56.5-foot span, deck plate girder; approved August 9, 

1927. m 
Great Barrington — Bridge Street over Housatonic River; 102.75-foot span, double 

bow string truss; approved March 29, 1927. 
Medway — Winthrop Street over Chicken Brook; 17-foot span, reinforced concrete 

slab; approved August 19, 1927. 
Millbury — Riverlin Street over Blackstone River; reinforcement of steel truss; 

approved January 4, 1927. 
Millville — Central Street over Blackstone River; 120-foot span, wooden truss; 

approved November 29, 1927. 
Northampton — Loudville Bridge over North Branch Manhan River; 42-foot 

span, reinforced concrete arch; approved May 3, 1927. 
Pittsfield — Pomeroy Avenue over Housatonic River; 81-foot span, steel plate 

girder, reinforced concrete slab deck; approved May 24, 1927. 
Taunton — West Britannia Street over Mill River; two 22-foot spans, reinforced 

concrete beam and slab; approved December 7, 1926. 
Weymouth — Over New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; three spans, 

total length 83.33 feet; steel trestle, solid floor; approved June 28, 1927. 

Bridge over the Merrimack River between Newburyport and Salisbury. 

The charge of this bridge was placed in the Massachusetts Highway Commission, 
and the same made a State highway by the provisions of chapter 716, Acts of 1912, 
which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, 
of operating the draw and of maintaining the bridge shall be paid by the Common- 
wealth. 

General repairs, new floor system, cleaning and painting steel and repairs to 
piers and draw machinery were made during the year. 



34 P.D. 54 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1927, was 200. 
In 1926 the number was 209; in 1925, 169; and in 1924, 228. 
The total expenditures during the vear were $4,458.68. 
The total expenditures from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1927, inclusive, were $133,666.86. 

Bridge over Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset. 

The charge of this bridge was placed in the Massachusetts Highway Com- 
mission, and the same made a State highway by the provisions of chapter 717, 
Acts of 1912, which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good 
repair for travel, and of operating the draw and maintaining the bridge shall be 
paid by the Commonwealth. 

Cleaning and painting steel and repairs to draw gate machinery were made 
during the year. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1927, was 2,043. 
In 1926 the number was 1,617; in 1925, 2,406; and in 1924, 2,948. 

The total expenditures during the year were $20,242.99. 

The total expenditures from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1927, inclusive, were $284,524.59. 



CONSTRUCTION OF TOWN AND COUNTY WAYS. 

(Section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended by chapter 288, Acts of 1925) 

During the year contracts were made for work to be done in the towns named 
in the following table, which also shows the type of road, the length contracted for, 
and the allotments or contributions by the State, towns and counties: — 



Counties and Towns. 



Barnstable County. 
Barnstable 
Mashpee 
Yarmouth . 

Berkshire County. 
Alford 
Clarksburg 
Egremont . 
Florida 

Great Barrington 
Hancock 
Lee . 

Mount Washington 
New Marlborough 
New Marlborough 
New Marlborough 
Otis . 
Peru . 
Richmond 
Savoy- 
Sheffield 
Tyringham 
Washington 
West Stockbridge 
West Stockbridge 

Williamstown 

Windsor 

Windsor 

Bristol County. 
Acushnet 
Berkley 
Easton 
Freetown 
Rehoboth 
Somerset 
Taunton 

Dukes County. 
Edgartown 

Essex County. 
Andover 



Beverly 

Boxford 

Boxford 

Danvers 

Essex 

Georgetown 



State. 



$10,000 00 
1,150 00 
5,000 00 



1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 
8,000 00 
2,000 00 

10,000 00 
1,000 00 
600 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,400 00 

15,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
3,000 00 

24,400 00 

2,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 



5,000 00 

1,500 00 

5,000 00 

7,500 00 

6,000 00 

7,000 00 

15,000 00 



12,000 00 



11,750 00 

11,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

10,000 00 

2,500 00 

2,000 00 



Contributions. 
Town. 



County. 



Type of Road. 



§10,000 00 $10,000 00 



500 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

3,000 00 

8,000 00 

500 00 

10,000 00 

500 00 

600 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 

1,200 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

3,000 00 

18,600 00 

4,000 00 
500 00 
500 00 



5,000 00 
1,500 00 
5,000 00 
7,500 00 
6,000 00 
13,000 00 
30,000 00 



6,000 00 



11,750 00 
Railroad . 

11,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 

10,000 00 
2,500 00 
2,000 00 



2,500 00 



500 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 



2,000 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 

5,000 00 
500 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
3,000 00 



500 00 
500 00 



5,000 00 



7,500 00 
6,000 00 
3,500 00 



Length con- 
tracted for 
(Feet). 



Bituminous concrete . 5,307 

Repairs and oiling . . 8,600 

Bituminous concrete . 647 



Gravel .... 850 

Gravel .... 5800 
Gravel . . . .1,150 

Gravel .... 950 
Gravel . . . .3,300 

Gravel .... 1,450 

Bituminous macadam . 2,300 

Gravel .... 400 

Gravel .... 400 
Gravel . . . .1,120 

Gravel .... 2,400 

Gravel .... 500 

Gravel .... 650 

Gravel .... 565 

Gravel .... 2,800 

Gravel .... 700 

Bituminous macadam . 1,000 

Gravel .... 1,813 

Gravel .... 1,085 
Two bridges and approaches 

to one bridge . . 400 

Gravel .... 1,600 

Gravel .... 650 

Gravel .... 700 



Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Reinforced cement concrete 



6,000 00 Bituminous concrete 



11,750 00 
10,250 00 
11,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
10,000 00 

2,000 00 



Bridge and approaches 



2,000 
36,880 
2,000 
2,800 
3,600 
1,900 
4,874 



4,735 



630 



Bituminous macadam 


. 4,100 


Gravel 


. 1,600 


Gravel 


. 1,200 


Bituminous macadam 


4,400 


Repairs and oiling . 


25,660 


Gravel . 


2,250 ; 



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35 


Counties and Towns 




Contributions. 




Type of Road. 


Length con- 




Stats. 


Town. 


County. 




tracted for 
(Feet). 


Essex County — C 


on. 








Groveland . 


$1,000 00 


$1,000 00 


$1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,562 


Groveland . 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


Gravel 


. 2,050 


Groveland . 


. 27,650 00 


4,000 00 


13,350 00 


Bituminous macadam . 4,614 


Hamilton . 


5,500 00 


5,500 00 


5,500 00 


Bituminous macadam . 2,229 


Ipswich 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


. 7,400 


Methuen . 


. 10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 5,250 


Newbury . 


3,300 00 


3,300 00 


3,300 00 


Gravel 


. 3,652 


Rockport . 


. 20,000 00 


15,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 5,103 


Rowley 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,800 


Salem 


. 11,000 00 






Reinforced cement concrete 1,000 


Salisbury . 


5,500 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 1,450 


Saugus 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 3,750 


Wenham 


7,500 00 


7,500 00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous macadam . 2,775 


West Newbury . 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel . 


. 4,150 


Franklin County. 












Ashfield 


6,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


. 3,150 


Ashfield 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


— 


Gravel 


. 1,100 


Ashfield 


2,500 00 


1,500 00 


— 


Gravel 


. 1,300 


Ashfield 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


— 


Gravel 


. 1,000 


Buckland . 


5,000 00 


4,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 2,925 


Buckland . 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


— 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 2,300 


Charlemont 


1,500 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,200 


Colrain 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,000 


Conway 


2,500 00 


1,200 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,084 


Erving 


300 00 


300 00 


— 


Repairs and oiling 


912 


Gill . 


21,000 00 


2,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


. 5,121 


Hawley 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


. 1,400 


Hawley 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


700 


Heath 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,550 


Leverett 


1,500 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,607 


Leyden 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


700 


Montague . 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 3,000 


New Salem 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,000 


Northfield . 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,647 


Orange 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,500 


Rowe 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


. 1,000 


Shelburne . 


. 12,000 00 


6,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel . 


. 4,500 


Shelburne . 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


— 


Gravel . 


. 1,300 


Shelburne . 


4,000 00 


— 


— 


Gravel 


. 1,172 


Shutesbury 


1,600 00 


800 00 


800 00 


Gravel . 


. 1,500 


Sunderland 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,565 


Warwick 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


600 


Warwick 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


700 


Warwick . 


6,000 00 


— 


2,000 00 


Gravel . 


. 4,000 


Wendell . 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,500 


Whately . 


7,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 2,400 


Hampden County. 












Agawam 


23,000 00 


23,000 00 


23,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 8,150 


Brimfield . 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,500 


Chester 


7,500 00 


500 00 


7,500 00 


Gravel 


. 3,650 


Chester 


2,000 00 


500 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,300 


Chester 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel 


. 1,300 


East Longmeadow 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Bituminous maeadair 


i . 5,350 


Granville . 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,500 


Hampden . 


7,000 00 


3,500 00 


7,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 4,000 


Hampden . 


2,000 00 


500 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


t . 750 


Holland 


1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


800 


Holyoke 


30,000 00 


60,000 00 


30,000 00 


Reinforced cement cc 


ncrete 7,400 


Ludlow 


10,000 00 


15,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 9,072 


Montgomery 


1,000 00 


300 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


800 


Palmer 


1,350 00 


1,350 00 


1,350 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 2,440 


Russell 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel . 


. 3,050 


Southwick . 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 




2,100 


Tolland 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,800 


Wilbraham . 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 1,975 


Wilbraham 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadan: 


i . 2,500 


Hampshire County 












Belchertown 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 2,046 


Chesterfield 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


450 


Enfield 


750 00 


— 


— 


Repairs and oiling 


. 8,976 


Goshen 


1,400 00 


700 00 


700 00 


Gravel . 


. 1,300 


Granby 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


l . 1,950 


Granby 


1,000 00 


6,000 00 


— 


Bridge 


— 


Greenwich . 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


. 2,000 


Hadley 


26,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Gravel . 


. 8,250 


Middlefield 


3,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,100 


Middlefield 


4,500 00 


— 


— 


Gravel 


. 8,400 


Northampton 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


. 7,700 


Pelham 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


. 1,000 


Prescott 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


800 


Plainfield . 


10,000 00 


1,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bridge and approach 


js . 2,600 


South Hadley 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 800 


Ware 


3,800 00 


900 00 


2,900 00 


Bituminous macadan 


i . 741 


Weathampton 


800 00 


400 00 


400 00 


Gravel . 


975 


Worthington 


600 00 


— 


_ 


Culvert . 


— 


Worthington 


2,000 00 


- 


- 


Repairs and oiling . 


. 60,720 



36 










P.D. 54 


Counties and Towns. 




Contributions. 




Type of Road. Length con- 




State. 


Town. 


County. 


tracted for> 












(Feet). 


Middlesex County. 












Acton 


$13,000 00 


$13,000 00 


$13,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


8,585 


Acton 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


700 


Acton 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


2,625 


Acton 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,400 


Ashby 




1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


17,952 


Ayer . 




10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,100 


Bedford 




300 00 


300 00 


300 00 


Gravel 


800 


Belmont 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


2,000 


Billerica 




3,000 00 


5,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


13,500 


Boxborough 


1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,500 


Boxborough 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


23,760 


Burlington 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


2,000 


Burlington 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


34,848 


Carlisle 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


2,200 


Carlisle 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


4,936 


Chelmsford 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,136 


Chelmsford 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


458 


Chelmsford 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,200 


Dracut 


3,200 00 


3,200 00 


3,200 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,400 


Dracut 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


8,200 


Dunstable . 


1,750 00 


1,750 00 


1.750 00 


Repairs and oiling 


41,184 


Framingham 


7,500 00 


15,000 00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,550 


Groton 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


6,400 


Hopkinton 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,200 


Lexington . 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel . 


. 18,000 


Lexington . 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,200 


Lincoln 


7,500 00 


7,500 00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 4,000 


Littleton . 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 29,568 


Littleton 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


. 3.000 


Maiden 


2,000 00 


6,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam and 
reinforced cement concrete 882 


Marlborough 


12,000 00 


20,000 00 


16,000 00 


Reinforced cement concrete 2,597 


Marlborough 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,350 


Medford 


6,000 00 


18,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam and 

reinforced cement concrete 2,333 


Natick 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,688 


North Reading . 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Repairs and oiling . ' 


. 48,840 


Pepperell . 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


20,550 


Pepperell . 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


7,000 


Pepperell . 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


4,900 


Sherborn . , 


1,800 00 


1,800 00 


1,800 00 


Gravel 


2,140 


Sherborn . 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


39,600 


Sherborn . 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,800 


Shirley 


9,000 00 


6,000 00 


9,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,555 


Stow 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


36,960 


Sudbury 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


Gravel 


4,000 


Sudbury 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


68,640 


Townsend . 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


3,500 


Tyngsborough 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling . 


34,320 


Tyngsborough 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,800 


Wayland . 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


50,160 


Westford . 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


53,500 


Westford . 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


21,000 


Weston 


. 10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,600 


Wilmington 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling . 


18,480 


Wilmington 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,000 


Nantucket County. 












Nantucket 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


- 


Bituminous concrete 


2,600 


Norfolk County. 












Bellingham 


10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


8,042 


Bellingham 


2,650 00 


1,325 00 


1,325 00 


Gravel 


23,700 


Braintree . 


13,500 00 


10,000 00 


13,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,450 


Canton 




23,000 00 


5,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,661 


Canton 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,050 


Canton 




5,000 00 


10,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,100 


Dedham 




1,200 00 


- 


400 00 


Filling cellar holes 


— 


Dover 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


845 


Franklin 




6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Gravel .... 


3,652 


Medfield 




10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,550 


Medway 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


1,100 


Medway 




16,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,550 


MiUis 




20,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


6,000 


Milton 




12,000 00 


12,000 00 


9,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,181 


Needham 




7,500 00 


15,000 00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,050 


Norfolk 




6,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel .... 


3,600 


Norfolk 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


21,648 


Randolph 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


600 


Sharon 




5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,837 


Stoughton 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,155 


Walpole 




5,000 00 


10,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


2,242 


Plymouth County. 












Duxbury . . . , 


15,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


9,608 


East Bridgewater 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


4,488 


Hanson 


. 


10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


4,000 



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37 


Counties and Towns. 




Contributions. 




Type of Road. Length con- 




State. 


Town. 


County. 


tracted for 












(Feet). 


Plymouth County — Con. 










Kingston . 


. $1 1,000 00 


$7,000 00 


$7,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


6,595 


Lakeville . 


. 10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,083 


Mattapoisett 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,300 


Middleborough . 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


7,800 


Pembroke . 


8,800 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


4,050 


Plympton . 


. 21,000 00 


6,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


7,778 


Rochester . 


6,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


6,000 


West Bridgewater 


5,000 00 


10,000 00 


5, €00 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,476 


Worcester County. 












Ashburnham . 


23,334 00 


14,000 00 


18,666 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 5,780 


Berlin 


8,500 00 


4,000 00 


8,500 00 


Bridge and approaches 


2,000 


Blackstone 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


Gravel 


3,250 


Bolton 


5,000 00 


1,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,500 


Bolton 




6,000 00 


2,000 00 • 


6,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


550 


Boylston 




20,000 00 


3,500 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,850 


Boylston 




700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


Repairs and oiliug 


30,816 


Brookfield 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,500 


Dana 




2,500 00 


1,000 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel 


1,500 


Dudley 




800 00 


800 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


13,522 


Harvard 




15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,450 


Harvard 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


17,424 


Holden 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


2,500 


Hubbardston 


1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


42,240 


Hubbardston 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,300 


Lancaster . 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


700 


Lunenburg 


500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


3,696 


Mendon 


6,500 00 


3,000 00 


6,500 00 


Gravel 


3,684 


New Braintree . 


8,750 00 


2,500 00 


8,750 00 


Gravel 


4,846 


Oakham 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


1,500 


Oxford 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,400 


Petersham . 


5,000 00 


3,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel . 


3,076 


PhiUipston 


3,000 00 


1,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel . 


1,234 


Princeton . 


14,500 00 


— 


14,500 00 


Gravel 


6,300 


Princeton . 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


2,971 


Royalston . 


1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


850 


Royalston . 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,532 


Rutland 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


24,575 


Rutland 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,300 


Southborough 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,089 


Spencer 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


2,300 


Sterling 


5,500 00 


2,500 00 


5,500 00 


Gravel 


3,454 


Sterling 


800 00 


— 


800 00 


Repairs and oiling 


7,842 


Sutton 


20,000 00 


10,000 00 


20,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,500 


Templeton 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


1,900 


Templeton 


30,000 00 


20,000 00 


30,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


8,600 


Warren 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,800 


West Brookfield . 


70,000 00 


— 


14,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


9,097 


Westminste 


r 


800 00 


— 


800 00 


Repairs and oiling 


4,675 



The expenditures during the year in the various counties were: — 

Barnstable, $20,089.08 Hampshire, $81,600.01 

Berkshire, $104,832.63 Middlesex, $237,890.69 

Bristol, $53,784.20 Nantucket, $5,772.04 

Dukes, $55,313.58 Norfolk, $176,752.04 

Essex, $141,175.86 Plymouth, $124,996.28 

Franklin, $121,982.95 Worcester, $428,851.46 

Hampden, $128,627.32 Total, $1,681,668.14 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $13,911.57; Mashpee, $1,250.47; Yarmouth, 
$4,927.04. 

Berkshire Co unty. — Alford, $1,176.04; Becket, $2,536.05; Clarksburg, $1,176.04; 
.Egremont, $1,176.04; Florida, $3,528.13; Great Barrington, $6,213.56; Hancock; 
$5,879.02; Lee, $9,613.08; Monterey, $2,702.23; Mount Washington, $1,176.04, 
New Marlborough, $5,409.80; Otis, $6,997.89; Peru, $6,468.26; Richmond, $2,822,- 
40; Savoy, $17,763.37; Sheffield, $1,176.04; Tyringham, $2,351.38; Washington, 
$2,352.08; West Stockbridge, $19,611.04; Williamstown, $2,352.06; Windsor, 
$2,352.08. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $5,880.22; Berkley, $1,764.06; Easton, $5,164.39; 
Freetown, $8,389.36; Rehoboth, $6,773.91; Somerset, $8,171.61; Taunton, $17,- 
640.65. 

Dukes County. — Edgartown, $26,676.51; Oak Bluffs, $25,490.56; Tisbury, 
$3,146.51. 

Essex County. — Beverly, $9,573.11; Boxford, $2,352.10; Danvers, $9,984.58; 



38 P.D. 54 

Essex, $2,940.12; Georgetown, $2,352.10; Groveland, $21,882.06; Hamilton, 
$5,817.65; Ipswich, $5,854.34; Methuen, $11,760.34; Newbury, $3,880.17; Rock- 
port, $18,744.76; Rowley, $1,176.04; Salem, $12,815.86; Salisbury, $3,879.45; 
Saugus, $13,256.22: Wenham, $9,026.74; West Newbury, $5,880.22; 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $16,333.09; Buckland, $10,584.18; Charlemont, 
$1,764.06; Colrain, $2,352.07; Conway, $4,393.94; Erving, $145.92; Gill, $22,- 
182.99; Hawley, $2,352.09; Heath, $2,352.09; Leverett, $1,764.07; Leyden, $1,- 
172.00; Montague, $2,352.08; New Salem, $2,352.08; Northfield, $2,352.08; Orange, 
$1,950.69; Rowe, $2,352.08; Shelburne, $19,942.57; Shutesbury, $1,876.66; Sunder- 
land, $2,352.08; Warwick, $10,471.75; Wendell, $2,352.08; Whately, $8,232.30. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $16,011.05; Blandford, $11,753.65; Brimfield, 
$3,528.13; Chester, $12,934.31; East Longmeadow, $5,007.60; Granville, $4,704.17; 
Hampden, $9,290.75; HoUand, $1,176.04; Holyoke, $25,006.97; Ludlow, $11,745.12; 
Montgomery, $1,176.04; Palmer, $1,587.66; Russell, $3,528.13; Southwick, $2,- 
352.08; ToUand, $3,526.87; West Springfield, $9,418.55; Wilbraham, $5,880.20. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $3,528.13: Chesterfield, $1,763.54; Cumming- 
ton, $418.67; Enfield, $882.04; Goshen, $2,219.84; Granby, $5,688.79; Greenwich 
$1,176.01; Hadley, $23,212.62; Middlefield, $8,820.32; Northampton, $5,880.20 
Pelham, $1,176.04; Plainfield, $12,482.89; Prescott, $1,173.76; South Hadley 
$1,173.19; Ware, $6,347.02; Westhampton, $940.83; Williamsburg, $1,664.32 
Worthington, $3,051.80. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $16,336.90; Ashby, $1,176.04; Ashland, $298.16 
Ayer, $8,941.03; Bedford, $1,293.65; Belmont, $1,176.04; BiUerica, $10,130.81 
Boxborough, $1,764.06; Burlington, $4,703.18; Carlisle, $5,762.02; Chelmsford 
$8,193.09; Dracut, $17,871.54; Dunstable, $2,058.08; Framingham, $9,264.48 
Groton, $5,880.22; Hopkinton, $4,704.18; Lexington, $12,936.47; Lincoln, $8,467.51 
Littleton, $3,763.34; Maiden, $673.19; Marlborough, $21,842.31; Medford, $13,- 
284.91; Natick, $11,667.32; North Reading, $5,880.22; Pepperell, $7,876.03 
Shirley, $9,600.29; Sherborn, $4,468.81; Stow, $1,764.06; Sudbury, $8,467.51 
Townsend, $3,528.13; Tyngsborough, $2,352.09; Wayland, $2,352.09; Westford, 
$5,274.15; Weston, $11,198.66; Wilmington, $2,940.12. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $5,772.04. 

Norfolk County. — Bellingham, $18,658.06; Braintree, $11,737.25; Canton, 
$30,494.81; Dedham, $1,528.86; Dover, $2, 124.02; Franklin. $7,056.26; Holbrook, 
$588.02; Medfield, $13,133.28; Medway, $18,834.66; Millis, $20,551.28; Milton, 
$10,808.53; Needham, $8,742.54; Norfolk, $8,080.58; Randolph, $2,374.38; Sharon, 
$5,880.22; Stoughton, $4,966.90; Walpole, $11,192.39. 

Plymouth County. — Duxbury, $17,640.64; East Bridgewater, $7,850.07; Han- 
son, $11,349.99; Kingston, $12,936.47; Lakeville, $11,566.85; Mattapoisett, 
$7,055.46; Middleborough, $10,112.79; Norwell, $521.08; Pembroke, $10,349.18; 
Plympton, $22,167.64: Rochester, $9,873.44; West Bridgewater, $3,572.67. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $24,780.09; Barre, $4,080.52; Berlin, $5,690.- 
68; Blackstone, $4,554.46; Bolton, $11,826.41; Boylston, $28,283.62; Brookfield, 
$2,352.09; Dana, $2,940.04; Dudley, $940.83; Grafton, $363.70; Harvard, $15,- 
004.69; Holden, $2,898.44; Hubbardston, $3,528.13; Lancaster, $8,247.91; Lunen- 
burg, $407.64; Mendon, $7,481.75; Milbury, $1,400.24; New Braintree, $6,- 
492.32: Oakham, $3,528.08; Oxford, $4,244.03; Paxton, $264.53; Petersham, 
$6,529.30; Phillipston, $3,528.13; Princeton, $23,103.70; Royalston, $4,704.18; 
Rutland, $10,555.33; Southborough, $13,382.82; Southbridge, $5,764.00; Spencer, 
$5,782.57; Sterling, $10,559.63; Sutton, $3,699.06; Templeton, $28,869.68; Ux- 
bridge, $705.62; Warren, $2,352.09; West Brookfield, $157,551.58; Westminster, 
$2,740.19; Winchendon, $1,387.38; Worcester, $8,326.00. 

REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC WAYS, EXCLUSIVE OF 
STATE HIGHWAYS, IN CERTAIN TOWNS. 
(Sections 26 to 29 and 31 of chapter 81, General Laws, as amended with reference I 
to section 26 by section 1 of chapter 120, Acts of 1921, by chapter 281, Acts j 
of 1922, and by chapter 315, Acts of 1926.) 

During the year contracts were made for work to be done in the towns named j 
in the following table, which also shows the road mileage in the towns and the j 
allotments or contributions by the State and towns: — 



P.D. 54 



Counties and Towns. 
Barnstable County: 

Brewster 

Dennis 

Eastham 

Harwich 

Mashpee 

Sandwich 

Truro 

WeUfleet 

Yarmouth 
Berkshire County: 

Alford 

Becket 

Cheshire 

Egremont 

Florida 

Hancock 

Hinsdale 

Lanesborough 

Monterey . 

Mt. Washington 

New Ashford 

New Marlborough 

Otis . 

Peru . 

Richmond 

Sandisfield 

Savoy 

Sheffield 

Tyringham 

Washington 

West Stockbridge 

Windsor 
Bristol County: 

Berkeley 

Freetown . 

Norton 

Raynham . 

Rehoboth . 

Swansea 
Dukes County: 

Chilmark . 
Essex County: 

Boxford 

Georgetown 

Groveland . 

Merrimac . 

Middleton . 

Newbury 

Rowley 

Topsfield . 

West Newbury 
Franklin County: 

Ashfield 

Bernardston 

Buckland . 

Charlemont 

Colrain 



39 



Miles 






of 


Allotments. 


Road. 


State. 


Town. 


40 


$4,000 00 


$3,000 00 


80 


8,000 00 


6,000 00 


40 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


74 


7,400 00 


7,400 00 


26 


2,600 00 


1,300 00 


66 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


27 


2,700 00 


2,025 00 


35 


3,500 00 


2,625 00 


61 


6,100 00 


6,100 00 


20 


2,000 00 


800 00 


60 


6,000 00 


2.400 00 


42 


4,200 00 


3,150 00 


31 


3,100 00 


2,325 00 


42 


4,200 00 


3,150 00 


30 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


35 


3,500 00 


2,625 00 


39 


3,900 00 


2,925 00 


53 


5,300 00 


1,325 00 


20 


2,000 00 


500 00 


9 


900 00 


360 00 


85 


8,500 00 


3,400 00 


53 


5,300 00 


1,325 00 


37 


3,700 00 


555 00 


36 


3,600 00 


1,800 00 


84 


8,400 00 


1,260 00 


56 


5,600 00 


840 00 


77 


7,700 00 


3,850 00 


25 


2,500 00 


1,250 00 


51 


5,100 00 


765 00 


38 


3,800 00 


3,800 00 


66 


6,600 00 


990 00 


42 


4,200 00 


2,100 00 


47 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


57 


5,700 00 


7,125 00 


44 


4,400 00 


4,400 00 


108 


10,800 00 


5,400 00 


48 


4,800 00 


7,200 00 


14 


1,400 00 


1,050 00 


52 


5,200 00 


2,600 00 


34 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 


30 


3,000 00 


4,500 00 


30 


3,000 00 


4,500 00 


29 


2,900 00 


3,625 00 


36 


3,600 00 


5,400 00 


30 


3,000 00 


3,750 00 


38 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


37 


3,700 00 


2,775 00 


82 


8,200 00 


3,280 00 


41 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 


44 


4,400 00 


6,600 00 


50 


5,000 00 


2,500 00 


86 


8,600 00 


6,450 00 



40 



P.D. 54 



Counties and Towns. 



Franklin County 
Conway 
GUI . 
Hawley 

Heath 
Leverett 
Leyden 
Monroe 

New Salem 

Northfield 

Rowe 

Shelburne . 

Shutesbury 

Warwick 

Wendell 

Whately 
Hampden County: 

Blandford 

Brhnfield . 

Chester 

Granville 

Hampden . 

Holland . 

Montogomery 

Southwick . 

Tolland 

Wales. 
Hampshire County: 

Belchertown 

Chesterfield 

Cummington 

Enfield 

Goshen 

Granby 

Greenwich . 

Middlefield 

Pelham 

Plainfield . 

Prescott 

Southampton 

Westhampton 

Williamsburg 

Worthington 
Middlesex County: 

Acton 

Ashby 

Ashland 

Boxborough 

Burlington . 

Carlisle 

Dunstable . 

Holliston 

Hopkinton . 

Lincoln 

Littleton 

North Reading 

Sherborn 

Shirley 



Con. 



Miles 






of 


Allotments. 


Road. 


State. 


Town. 


76 


$7,600 00 


$1,900 00 


36 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


49 


4,900 00 


735 00 


54 


5,400 00 


810 00 


38 


3,800 00 


1,520 00 


41 


4,100 00 


615 00 


18 


1,800 00 


2,250 00 


64 


6,400 00 


1.600 00 


68 


6,800 00 


5,100 00 


41 


4,100 00 


1,025 00 


48 


4,800 00 


6,000 00 


40 


4,000 00 


1,000 00 


55 


5,500 00 


1,375 00 


47 


4,700 00 


1,880 00 


41 


4,100 00 


3,075 00 


83 


8,300 00 


2,075 00 


60 


6,000 00 


3,000 00 


66 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


73 


7,300 00 


1,825 00 


34 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


30 


3,000 00 


450 00 


27 


2,700 00 


675 00 


50 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


41 


4,100 00 


1,025 00 


25 


2,500 00 


1,250 00 


115 


11,500 00 


4.600 00 


58 


5,800 00 


870 00 


49 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 


37 


3,700 00 


1,850 00 


28 


2,800 00 


700 00 


46 


4,600 00 


2,300 00 


39 


3,900 00 


1,560 00 


38 


3,800 00 


570 00 


40 


4,000 00 


1,600 00 


49 


4,900 00 


735 00 


39 


3,900 00 


585 00 


62 


6,200 00 


2,480 00 


48 


4,800 00 


720 00 


46 


4,600 00 


4,600 00 


73 


7,300 00 


1,095 00 


57 


5,700 00 


7,125 00 


57 


5,700 00 


2,850 00 


38 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


23 


2,300 00 


920 00 


31 


3,100 00 


3,875 00 


43 


4.300 00 


1,720 00 


36 


3,600 00 


1,440 00 


50 


5,000 00 


7,500 00 


66 


6,600 00 


6,000 00 


40 


4,000 00 


6,600 00 


41 


4,100 00 


4,100 00 


28 


2,800 00 


4,200 00 


42 


4,200 00 


4,200 00 


46 


4,600 00 


5,750 00 



P.D. 54 



Counties and Towns 
Middlesex County — Con 

Stow . 

Sudbury 

Tewksbury 

Townsend ♦. 

Tyngsborough 

Wilmington 
Norfolk County: 

Bellingham 

Medfield 

Medway 

Millis 

Norfolk 

Plainville . 

Wrentham . 
Plymouth County: 

Carver 

Halifax 

Hanson 

Lakeville 

Norwell 

Pembroke . 

Plympton . 

Rochester . 

West Bridgewater 
Worcester County: 

Ashburnham 

Berlin 

Bolton 

Boylston 

Brookfield . 

Charlton 

Dana 

Douglas 

East Brookfield 

Harvard 

Holden 

Hubbardston 

Lancaster . 

Lunenburg . 

Mendon 

New Braintree 

North Brookfield 

Northborough 

Oakham 

Paxton 

Petersham . 

Phillipston . 

Princeton . 

Royalston 

Rutland 

Southborough 

Sterling 

Sturbridge . 

Sutton 

Upton 

West Boylston 

West Brookfield 

Westminster 



41 



Miles 






of 


Allotments. 


Road. 


State. 


Town. 


45 


$4,500 00 


$4,500 00 


59 


5,900 00 


4,425 00 


54 


5,400 00 


6,750 00 


70 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 


41 


4,100 00 


3,075 00 


43 


4,300 00 


6,450 00 


42 


4,200 00 


5,250 00 


40 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


44 


4,400 00 


6,600 00 


38 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


41 


4,100 00 


4,100 00 


34 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 


46 


4,600 00 


5,750 00 


67 


6,700 00 


6,700 00 


32 


3,200 00 


3,200 00 


35 


3,500 00 


5,250 00 


45 


4,500 00 


3,375 00 


47 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


47 


4,700 00 


5,875 00 


30 


3,000 00 


2,250 00 


49 


4,900 00 


3,675 00 


39 


3,900 00 


5,850 00 


77 


7,700 00 


5,775 00 


39 


3,900 00 


2,925 00 


53 


5,300 00 


2,120 00 


40 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


36 


3,600 00 


3,600 00 


110 


11,000 00 


5.550 00 


45 


4.500 00 


1,800 00 


70 


7^00 00 


5,250 00 


19 


1,900 00 


2,375 00 


56 


5,600 00 


4,200 00 


77 


7,700 00 


7,700 00 


75 


7,500 00 


3,000 00 


59 


5,900 00 


7,375 00 


65 


6,500 00 


4,875 00 


36 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


49 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 


69 


6,900 00 


8,625 00 


47 


4,700 00 


5,875 00 


45 


4,500 00 


1,125 00 


29 


2,900 00 


2,125 00 


71 


7,100 00 


5,325 00 


41 


4,100 00 


1.025 00 


72 


7,200 00 


2,880 00 


67 


6,700 00 


3,350 00 


68 


6,800 00 


3,400 00 


48 


4,800 00 


7,200 00 


72 


7,200 00 


3,600 00 


76 


7,600 00 


3,800 00 


84 


8,400 00 


6,300 00 


60 


6,000 00 


4,500 00 


35 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


53 


5,300 00 


3,975 00 


77 


7,700 00 


3,080 00 



42 P.D. 54 

The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — ■ 

Barnstable, $50,759.90 Hampden, $55,708.13 

Berkshire, $112,832.97 Hampshire, $86,635.10 

Bristol, $38,659.85 Middlesex, $110,421.95 

Dukes, $1,381.64 Norfolk, $31,844.10 

Essex, $35,307.85 Plymouth, $43,018.40 

Franklin, $118,181.27 Worcester, $219,843.65 

Total, $904,594.81 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Brewster, $4,201.19; Dennis, $9,264.72; Eastham, $4,375.- 
95; Harwich, $8,212.29; Mashpee. $2,531.88; Sandwich, $8,300.22; Truro, $3,- 
224.31; Wellfleet, $3,910.68; Yarmouth, $6,738.66. 

Berkshire County. — Alford, $2,249.98; Becket, $7,521.49; Cheshire, $1,764.19; 
Egremont, $3,229.34; Florida, $3,666.89; Hancock, $2,439.79; Hinsdale, $3,852.12; 
Lanesborough. $4,912.45; Monterey, $7,431.43: Mount Washington, $2,234.67; New 
Ashford, $1,259.26; New Marlborough, $9,086.47; Otis, $6,687.38; Peru, $4,087.81; 
Richmond, $3,470.52; Sandisfield, $11,749.57; Savoy, $6,362.94; Sheffield. $7,834.- 
43; Tyringham, $2,752.69; Washington, $5,475.81; West Stockbridge, $4,389.62; 
Windsor, $7,374.42. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $4,692.81; Freetown, $5,251.48; Norton, $6,368.82; 
Raynham, $4,916.28; Rehoboth, $12,067.24; Swansea, $5,363.22. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $1,381.64. 

Essex County. — Boxford, $5,810.15; Georgetown, $3,798.95; Groveland, 
$3,352.01; Merrimac, $3,352.01; Middleton, $3,240.28; Newbury, $4,022.41; 
Rowley, $3,352.01; Topsfield, $4,245.88; West Newbury, $4,134.15. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield. $9,162.16; Bernardston, $4,581.08; Buckland, 
$4,692.8.1; Charlemont, $5,642.55; Colrain, $9,385.63; Conway, $9,215.95; Gill, 
$4,047.39; Hawley, $5,474.95; Heath, $6,033.62; Leverett, $5,726.35: Leyden, 
$4,553.15; Monroe, $2,011.21: New Salem, $7,123.02; Northfield, $7,988.9&; Rowe, 
$4,581.08; Shelburne, $5,251.49; Shutesbury, $5,363.22; Sunderland, $1,312.87; 
Warwick, $6,145.35; Wendell, $5,251.48; Whately, $4,636.95. 

Hampden County. — Blandford, $8,857.91; Brimfield, $6,495.00; Chester, 
$7,172.04; Granville, $8,156.56; Hampden, $3,687.21; Holland, $3,324.27; Mont- 
gomery, $3,386.95; Southwick, $5,586.68; Tolland, $6,289.96; Wales ,$2,751.55. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $13,128.71; Chesterfield, $6,285.02; Cum- 
mington, $5,474.95; Enfield, $4,413.54; Goshen, $3,128.54; Granby, $5,335.28 
Greenwich, $4,413.48; Middlefield, $4,574.63; Pelham, $4,469.35; Plainfield 
$5,251.48; Prescott, $4,329.68: Southampton, $6,899.56; Westhampton, $5,363.22 
Williamsburg, $5,083.88; Worthington, $8,483.78. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $6,704.02; Ashby, $6,704.02; Ashland, $6,826.93 
Boxborough, $3,146.42; Burlington, $3,463.74; Carlisle, $4,804.55; Dunstable 
$5,363.22; HoUiston, $5,363.22; Hopkinton, $9,832.57; Lincoln, $5,139.75; Little- 
ton, $4,357.61; North Reading, $2,905.08; Sherbom, $4,469.35; Shirley, $5,139.75 
Stow, $4,804.55; Sudbury, $6,368.82; Tewksbury, $6,927.49; Townsend, $7,821.36 
Tyngsborough, $5,139.75; Wilmington, $5,139.75. 

Norfolk County. — Bellingham, $4,692.81 ; Medfield, $4,469.35 ; Medway, $4,916.28 
Millis, $4,245.88; Norfolk, $4,581.08; PlainviUe, $3,798.95; Wrentham, $5,139.75 

Plymouth County. — Carver, $7,342.23; Halifax, $3,575.48; Hanson, $4,500.01 
Lakeville, $5,028.02; Norwell, $4,727.45; Pembroke, $5,003.21; Plympton, $3,102.- 
35; Rochester, $5,474.95; West Bridgewater, $4,264.70. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $9,043.52; Berlin, $4,539.71; Bolton, $5,- 
921.89; Boylston, $4,489.52; Brookfield, $3,692.30; Charlton, $12,078.56; Dana, 
$5,028.02; Douglas, $7,821.36; East Brookfield, $2,443.23; Harvard, $6,257.09; 
Holden, $10,456.37; Hubbardston, $8,377.97; Lancaster, $6,592.29; Lunenburg, 
$7,262.68; Mendon, $4,146.37; New Braintree, $5,448.09; North Brookfield, $8,283.- 
17; Northborough, $5,251.49; Oakham, $5,028.02; Paxton, $3,103.17: Petersham, 
$7,929.94; Phillipston, $4,581.08; Princeton, $8,044.83; Royalston, $7,405.30; 
Rutland, $7,520.95; Southborough, $5,875.49; Sterling, $8,044.83; Sturbridge, 
$9,217.11; Sutton, $9,633.53; Upton, $8,379.23; West Boylston, $3,910.68; West 
Brookfield, $5,432.37; Westminster, $8,603.49. 



P.D. 54 43 

CONTRACTS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 

IN ANTICIPATION OF AN APPROPRIATION. 
In Oct., 1927, preparations were made for advertising contracts under the pro- 
visions of section 27, chapter 29, General Laws, as amended by chapter 387, 
Acts of 1923, for work to be done in various localities, preliminary to the making 
of contracts involving the expenditure by the Commonwealth of not exceeding 
$1,780,000, this amount being twenty-five per cent of the appropriation of $7,120,- 
000 for the fiscal year ending November 30, 1927. The making of these contracts 
as aforesaid was approved by the Governor and Council Oct. 26, 1927. 

REGULATION OF TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAYS DURING THE WINTER OF 

1926-1927. 

As provided in section 30, chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by chapter 
526, Acts of 1922, and by chapters 180 and 342, Acts of 1925, regulations were 
adopted on February 8, 1927, and public notice thereof given, providing that no 
person shall drive, operate or move any vehicle or object which with its load weighs 
more than ten thousand pounds over certain State highways without a permit 
therefor during the season. These regulations were in effect in the following 
counties during the periods stated : — 

Barnstable, Plymouth, Bristol and Norfolk Counties, Feb. 21 to Apr. 16. 

Essex, Middlesex, Worcester and Hampden Counties, Mar. 1 to Apr. 23. 

Franklin, Hampshire and Berkshire Counties, Mar. 7 to Apr. 30. 

PERMITS TO COMMON CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS BY MOTOR 

VEHICLES. 
In accordance with sections 48A and 48B of chapter 280, Acts of 1925, which 
amends chapter 159, General Laws, 76 permits were granted during the year. 

TRAFFIC COUNT. 

The traffic on the State highways has been the subject of study this year, in 
accordance with the practice of the Department in making a traffic count every 
three years as an index of the use and importance of traffic routes. 

In 1909, The Massachusetts Highway Commission commenced recording by 
actual count the amount and character of traffic over the more important highways 
throughout the State, and since that time the records have been made every three 
years. 

The traffic count of the present year was made at 113 observation stations which 
were considered important points on the highway system and 73 of these stations 
were the same as those adopted for the 1924 count. At nearly all of these stations 
there was an increase in traffic over that of 1924. The total of all traffic passing 
these 73 stations in 1927 was about 13.3% greater than the total for 1924; the 
increases at the particular stations were of quite widely varying percentages, but 
it may be said that the percentages of increase in general were greater in the western 
part and the easterly sections than nearer the middle of the state. Each station, 
or group of stations or a route ; however, must be considered separately in drawing 
conclusions from the data obtained. 

Some of the principal figures of interest in the 1927 count are as follows : — 
Number of observation stations on State highways . . . . .113 
Total of the daily average number of vehicles passing all stations . 368,071 

Classified as follows: 

(1) Passenger automobiles . . . . . . 331,632 

(2) Motor Trucks 32,373 

(3) Motor busses 2,494 

(4) Motor cycles . . 1,572 



44 P.D. 54 

Classified as to Registration: — > 

(5) Passenger automobiles 

(a) Massachusetts registration ..... 265,690 

(b) Out-of-state registration ..... 65,942 

(6) Motor Trucks 

(a) Massachusetts registration ..... 29,961 

(b) Out-of-State registration ..... 2,412 

The method of making the traffic count is as follows: Observers were engaged 
to record all motor vehicles passing each observation station for fourteen hours 
a day (7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) for seven consecutive days beginning August 20, 1927. 
Card records were made to indicate the number of motor vehicles passing, their 
types and whether or not of Massachusetts registration. This data was later 
tabulated and computations were made to show the total daily average number 
of vehicles passing each station, as well as the average number of motor cycles, 
passenger cars and trucks, together with the percentages of each class. 

A tabulation of the daily average number of vehicles passing each station and 
their classification is given in the following tabulations for each District: 



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